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Medical Mysteries: From the Bizarre to the Deadly . . . The Cases That Have Baffled Doctors Paperback – August 4, 2009


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About the Author

Ann Reynolds is a senior producer at ABC News. Born in Los Angeles, she graduated from Yale. She lives in New York with her family.

Kenneth Wapner is a New York City-based writer.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; 1 edition (August 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401309984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401309985
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,101,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on November 16, 2009
Format: Paperback
MEDICAL MYSTERIES: FROM THE BIZARRE TO THE DEADLY offers a collection of real-life medical oddities and strange medical mysteries, from the story of sleep eaters and a man who appears to be turning into a tree to bizarre cases that have been featured on the accompanying TV show. Any interested in medical oddities will find this a fine account.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emily J. Morris VINE VOICE on January 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
To begin, the accounts in this book certainly are strange and bizarre and interesting; enough that a book can be formed to document the cases. However, many of these are cases I've already heard of and do not give much more detail--in some cases, even less.

In benefit, it's a wide ranges of documented incidents, diseases, etc, which certainly makes for a great read and a fun thing to gloss over in the search for whatever medical oddity strikes your fancy. Some are interesting and amusing, some are just plain depressing.

The writing, however, leaves much to be desired. These are written in a rather dull article fashion that do not properly express the intrigue and sometimes sorrow of these cases. Nothing is told particularly cold, but a lot of the human element is missing.

This book is a great way to read about some of the stranger medical cases, but stranger are out there and many of these are ones already expressed in the media. The accounts are concise, putting all necessary info in one spot, but each and everyone one of these cases has a better source for further information. Which could be the book's intent, but it still would be nice to have more excitement in this reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Poulin on July 13, 2012
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I found this book to be interesting and read it in about 3 days. Compared to many books these days I feel it was worth the money I paid and it gave me some insight into things I just had never heard about like the strange paralysis that sometimes afflicts first time surfers. Who knew? I felt that the authors started the book with the most bizarre and interesting case first which raised an anticipation that wasn't really met but if you want a fairly quick and easy read and enjoy medical mysteries then you would most likely enjoy this book. Read it at the beach.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By m. r. on January 4, 2011
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This book really wasn't all that exciting a read. It's filled with short chapters that summarize TV episodes. While some of these "mysteries" are interesting, most are kind of blah and revolve around a single individual or a few individuals rather than a widespread medical mystery. I guess this book just wasn't what I was looking for. At least it wasn't expensive.
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By Shoshanna Fachima on August 28, 2012
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this book literally tickles ones diagnostic capabilities,and can even be seen as a teaching tool.i was riveted from start to finish,as i deal with ratre genetic defects and diseases.one great read
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By Y. Thibodeaux on April 9, 2013
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This is an interesting book that is very well written and covers rare medical conditions. Each topic is separated into a chapter, which is a nice format for reading a little at a time.
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