A Brief History of Bad Medicine by Ian Schott, Robert Youngson

By Ian Schott, Robert Youngson

A physician eliminates the traditional, fit part 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 those fresh examples are a part of a heritage of scientific mess ups and embarrassments as outdated because the career itself.

In short heritage of undesirable drugs, Robert M. Youngson and Ian Schott have written the definitive account of scientific mishap in glossy and not-so- sleek instances. From recognized quacks to curious kinds of sexual therapeutic, from errors with the mind to medicines worse than the illnesses they're meant to regard, the ebook unearths shamefully risky medical professionals, human guinea pigs, and the mythical health professional 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 historical past of undesirable medication illustrates as soon as and for all that you simply can't consistently belief the folk in white coats.

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