Sunday, August 09, 2009

Book Review: The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities: An Unconventional Compendium of Health Facts and Oddities... by Nicholas Bakalar




Book: The Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities: An Unconventional Compendium of Health Facts and Oddities, from Asthmatic Mice to Plants that Can Kill by Nicholas Bakalar

About: A fascinating hodgepodge of medical miscellanea. Inside, you'll learn why women get more cavities, what the abbreviations on your doctor's prescription mean, 10 diseases you can get from your dog or cat, three treatments that really do reduce wrinkles (too bad two involve acid and the other involves lasers) and the best way to avoid getting bitten by a snake among many other things!

Pros: Very interesting, varied tidbits of medical knowledge. Quick read. Sources in back of book.

Cons: No in-text cites

Grade A-


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