Our Assassinated Presidents - The True Medical Stories

Our Assassinated Presidents – The True Medical Stories

A Fascinating blend of history and scientific reportage as the author probes our four presidential assassinations from an unusual angle–the medical drama. Focusing on the actual wounds of Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy, and the futile (and sometimes faulty) life- saving measures of physicians. Text is illustrated with photographs […]

Stories in the Time of Cholera

Stories in the Time of Cholera

Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan […]

Scary Medical Stories

Scary Medical Stories

Many years ago in Europe, people believed that an evil spirit was sweeping across the land. It killed people by the thousands. The deaths were agonizing and gruesome. Before long, the only sounds in the streets were the tolling of funeral bells and the wheels of carts carrying away the dead. Centuries later, several children […]