Dr. Bondeson dissects a dozen . . . examples of human credulity with the scalpel of a forensic historian, and the result is a colorful collection of true detective stories. -- Richard D. Altick
Fascinating. . . . Well-researched and extensively illustrated with items from [Bondeson's] personal collection, it covers a wide range of medical monstrosities, and there is something for everyone. -- The Lancet
Jan Bondeson, a physician, holds a Ph.D. in experimental medicine and works at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London.
Item arrived in a timely manner and was just as the listing described!Published 9 months ago by STC
I loved Sam Keane's books and he mentioned several other books that his readers might enjoy. This was one of them, but if you love real science, don't bother. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karen Vincent
The quality of this book is great!
The comment says this is a used-very good condition book, and it really is! :)
Bonderson enlightens us with historical oddities, from spontaneous human combustion to "giants in the earth". Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Wolf Forrest
Really interesting book for those, like me, who are obsessed with things like the 'Mutter Museum', shows about people dealing with odd conditions of the bd or mind.. Read morePublished on November 1, 2012 by RealHausFrau
This book is assigned in one of my classes and it is simply excruciating to read. Bondeson manages to kill subjects for me that I had been excited to read about (Mary Toft &... Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by SeldomSelden
The book is very well researched, however , it is not something you can sit in your armchair and enjoy reading. Read morePublished on September 29, 2008 by F. Hussain