Mould's Medical Anecdotes: Omnibus Edition is a fabulous collection of anecdotes on the humorous, intriguing, unusual, mysterious, and historical aspects of medicine. It combines the hugely successful Mould's Medical Anecdotes and More Mould's Medical Anecdotes and includes a selection of more recently collected material. Dr. Mould searched newspapers, advertisements, case histories, monologues, and medical journals on both sides of the Atlantic for this treasure trove.
Dick Mould was a hospital physicist and cancerstatistician at the Royal Marsden and Westminster Hospitals in London for 30 years. He is now 'retired' from the British National Health Service and travels the world full time as a consultantgiving courses on basic medical statistics (mainly to radiation oncology residents) in countries including the USA, Germany, France, japan, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland. In addition, he acts as a consultant to the World Health Organizationon matters relating to the Chernobyl accident and also lectures on the history of x-rays, Marie Curie,and ChernobyJ. He has written some 80 scientific papersand has written or edited some 40 books.
King's Evil. A Royal Malady. Royal Baths. The King is Dead. Queen Anne's Oculist. Optician's Advertisement. Ivan the Terrible's Skeleton. Napoleon III's Bladder Stone. One of the Favourite Jokes of Suicidal Patients. A King as Dentist. Dentistry, 1523. The Guinea Jaw. Oliver Cromwell's Head. Head Shrinking. Why are the Heads of Men Hairy? Holes in Their Heads. The "Esau Lady". Traffic in Human Hair. The Brothers Tocci. Ear Surgery. The Safety Tomb. Irish Export Trade in Dead Bodies. Skeletons for Sale. Kuda Bax and the Indian Fire Walk. Letter on Corpulence. Spinach as a Source of Iron. The Human Dustbin. Self-Induced Excess Iron Therapy. Foreign Bodies. Curing Piles with Petrol. Early Medical X-Rays. Tavern of the Dead. The Sufferer. Medical Diploma. Marriage and X-Rays. Real and Fake Diamonds. The Madman's Will. Gas Bulb Surrounded by Profanity. Who Made the Hospital Kettle Radioactive? Early Medical Radium. Sir William Gull. Tutankhamun's Head. The Yin and the Yang. Circumcision, 2340 BC. Birth of Twins, 2340 BC. Medical Handwriting. Lead Poisoning in the Ancient World. Inheritance Pattern of Death. Life and Death of Mok the Gorilla. Internal Combustion. Surgical Instruments, 2340 Bc. Surgical Instruments, AD 1739. Siberian Shaman. Why the Pill's Success Rate is Low in Asia. American Indian Medicine Man. Mapuche Medicine Women. The 'Deceased' Left Funeral, Swearing. Theory of Evolution. Sex, Age and a Filippino General. The Skoptzy Sect. Advertisement of a Lancet Maker. Advertisement of a Man Midwife. Advertisement for Vermin Extirpation. The Wife's Refief or the Husband's Cure. Toxo-Absorbent, the Great Drugless Treatment. Cole's Patent Truss. Tobacco Therapy. Transmigrations of a Cow. Medical Spooks. Spark Coils and Spy Scares. Orders for Infirmary Inpatients, 1920. Shearer's Delineator. Morbidity in Assistants at Surgical Operations. An Artist, a Gun and a Cigarette. Saint Apollonia. A Bucket of Pills - and it's Help Yourself. Saint Cosmos and Saint Damian. Sa