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The Things They Do To You
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The Things They Do To You

By John O'Grady

In very good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights in books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. Unfriendly organisms were once blasted from man's alimentary tract with castor oil. The patient soon staggered back to work cured. Or died. But no-one bothered him too much. No eager medical scientist was standing by to get stuck into him with needles and nozzles, to ask him very personal questions, and generally to violate his privacy in a horrible manner. It is different for patients now, and John O'Grady is one with an unrivalled knowledge of modern doctors and the things they do to you. A tropical illness landed him in hospital, and this is the record of the friends and enemas he encountered there; of what he went through, and what went through him. Many people would say there is nothing funny about being done over by experts in indescribable ways: but this broadminded uproarious story is the book to change their minds. O'Grady is an author well qualified to write on medical subjects. Growing up on his father's farm he ministered to sick livestock. Then he became a family chemist and ministered to sick customers who wanted to cure the red spider in their azaleas, and the dye which had run in their nighties. And during the war he was a nursing orderly in an Army camp hospital, one of the smartest privates ever to wear a giggle-suit. It adds up to a fine career, and some of it is described in these pages. You'd hardly think O'Grady would also have had time to write five books for himself and Nino Culotta, but he has. Since They're a Weird Mob came out in 1957, his sales have topped half a million copies. And his fans will joyfully acclaim this book his best ever.

$17.56

Call The Doctor
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Call The Doctor

By E S Turner

Quality Book Club Edition - in good condition - has markings from use - due to differing weights on books, postage maybe adjusted at checkout. This is not a history of medicine but a study of the doctor himself and of the varying esteem in which he has been held in the community. It begins in the days when he was beginning to shake himself free from soothsayers, philosophers and theologians. It describes the furious quarrels between physicians, surgeons, apothecaries and quacks, in which the patient tended to be forgotten, and traces the emergence of the General Practitioner with his jars of leeches and his stethoscope in his top-hat. It deals with the royal doctor (nervously performing with operation which may end his career or bring him a baronetcy), the fashionable London doctor (charging a guinea a mile for visits outside the metropolis), the country doctor riding up the endless lanes and glens asleep on his horse, the spa doctor, the lackey doctor in the rich hypochondriac's entourage, the 'penny a week doctor', the Medical Officer of Health and a score of others.

$17.56