Bottoms Up!


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Titel en schrijver
Bottoms Up!, William B. Ober M.D.
ISBN nr.
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Allison & Busby, 1990, Eerste Druk
Paperback of hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, Essay
Korte samenvatting
Full title: Bottoms Up! A Pathologist’s Essay on Medicine and the Humanities.

Medical history is full of fascinating practices that have often, thankfully, fallen out of favor when we have learned better. While some of these were completely benign or just slightly misguided, other’s were darker and seedier than that. In this bundle Dr. Ober has collected a selection of his published essays that deal with this part of medical history.

In fourteen essays split over four distinct categories Dr. Ober discusses fascinating topics such as flagellation, hysteria and leprosy.

Every one of these essays is thoroughly researched and references other medical essays and other texts which might spark futher reading. This book is also full of black and white illustrations to further grip one’s attention.

Bottoms Up! Is a unique blend of history, biography and pathology that is a great read for experts and laymen alike.

Over de auteur
William B. Ober, M.D., is Director Emeritus of Pathology at the Hackensack Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, Visiting Professor of Pathology at the New Jersey College of Medicine, and Assistant Medical Examiner of Bergen County. He was for many years Pathologist at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and Professor of Pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has published over two hundred medical articles.
‘Brilliant… Dr. Ober will be quoted by others a hundred years from now… Bottoms Up! Is not just recommended. It is prescribed.’ – New York Times Book Review

‘Quite simply, William Ober M.D. writes better, more delightfully and with greater flexibility than most professional critics.’ – Time Magazine

‘A bravura selection of essays that shows what a first-rate intelligence can do with the tools of scholarship and a sense of fun.’ – Washington Post Book World

‘A happy blend of scholarly content and literary form, this lucid, jargon-free, often witty book is recommended reading for physician and layman alike.’ – Journal of the American Medical Association

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