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The Woman Who Swallowed a Toothbrush (2003)

by Rob Myers

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This was a fun read about many, interesting medical cases written with just the right level of detail. ( )
  Becky221 | Dec 10, 2013 |
This was a fascinating book that I read in one day!

It covers 51 unusual (and sometimes gross!) medical conditions that have actually been documented. There is the woman who swallowed a toothbrush like the title suggests (she accidentally swallowed it while using it to force herself to vomit) to the man who had a swollen and distended abdomen, and the scars from trying to remove what was in it (after his death, the autopsy showed he had swallowed a number of metal objects).

I recommend reading this book alongside Dennis DiClaudio's THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S POCKET GUIDE TO HORRIBLE DISEASES YOU PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE, which is just as fascinating -- and tongue-in-cheek hilarious!! ( )
  GeniusJen | Oct 14, 2009 |
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