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First Aid for Hypochondriacs Paperback – October, 1982


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co; First edition (October 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0894801732
  • ISBN-13: 978-0894801730
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,789,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Book Ish on September 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
It's a crying shame this book's out of print as it's the best therapy I know for hypochondria. It should be on every hypochondriac's shelf right between the Merck Manual and Gray's Anatomy. Every time I have an attack I flip it open to laugh, calm myself and occasionally remind myself of other important symptoms or illnesses I've been neglecting.

I only wish the insect-borne illness section were longer, as I'm currently suffering from an undiagnosed case of eastern equine encephalitis and could use some tips. Perhaps a new expanded edition is in order. After all it's been nearly a quarter of a century and we now have AIDS, West Nile, Ebola, Hanta and Flesh-Eating Disease to contend with. The whole landscape of hypochondria has changed if you think about it.
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