Bedpan Banter: Medical Stories of Humor and Inspiration is an anthology comprised of stories from doctors, nurses, patients, and caregivers. Each story is either funny or uplifting, and, in some cases, both. There are 110 stories and 81 contributors. Great for gifts for the general public or anyone recovering from time in the hospital.
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Tales of Victorian Medicine as told by one of the great story tellers of all time: Arthur Conan Doyle… M.D. Everyone knows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His Sherlock Holmes mysteries have become classics in western literature. But not everyone knows that Conan Doyle was also a physician—an ophthalmologist to be precise. In fact, it was […]
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 […]
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 […]
Anecdotes and real case studies ripped from the headlines about what doctors did which got them into trouble either with Medicare, HIPAA, The Office of Inspector General (OIG) or worse the FBI. The case studies are true stories of medical professionals: Some are about providers just like you trying to navigate the complex maze of […]
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 […]