New PDF release: A Brief History of Bad Medicine

By Ian Schott, Robert Youngson

A physician eliminates the traditional, fit aspect of a patient's mind rather than the malignant tumor. a guy whose leg is scheduled for amputation wakes as much as locate his fit leg got rid of. those contemporary examples are a part of a historical past of scientific failures and embarrassments as outdated because the occupation itself.

In short heritage of undesirable medication, Robert M. Youngson and Ian Schott have written the definitive account of clinical mishap in glossy and not-so- sleek instances. From recognized quacks to curious types of sexual therapeutic, from mistakes with the mind to medications worse than the ailments they're meant to regard, the publication finds shamefully harmful medical professionals, human guinea pigs, and the mythical doctor who used to be himself a craven morphine addict.

Exploring the road among the comical and the tragic, the sincere mistake and the intentional crime, short background of undesirable medication illustrates as soon as and for all that you simply can't regularly belief the folks in white coats.

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