The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities. Jan Bondeson.

The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities

The Hill, Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2018.

Paperback. 9" X 6 1/4". 288pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers and edges. Pages clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Photographs throughout.

In this book of amazing oddities, the successor to his popular Cabinet of Medical Curiositiesand The Two-Headed Boy, Jan Bondeson explores various surprising and bizarre aspects of the history of medicine: Does people’s hair go white after a sudden fright; can the image of the killer be seen in the eyes of a murdered person; does the severed head of a guillotined person maintain some degree of consciousness? Giants, dwarfs and medical freaks are paraded in front of the reader, to say nothing of Johnny Trunley, the Fat Boy of Peckham, who was a sensation in Edwardian show business, and his various rotund rivals. (publisher). Very good. Item #6107
ISBN: 9781445676289

Price: $20.00

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