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Why Do Men Have Nipples : Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor after Your Third Martini
Mark Leyner
1400082315
July 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Urban legends and perennial wonders get a witty treatment in this lighthearted guide to largely inconsequential yet intriguing aspects of the human body. Leyner, a novelist whose writing appears regularly in the New Yorker and GQ, and New York physician Goldberg address food and the body (does coffee stunt your growth?), "body oddities" (what are goose bumps?), folk remedies (does breast milk cure warts?), drugs (does marijuana help glaucoma?), bathroom humor (why can you ignite a fart?), medical media (is the show ER accurate?), old wives tales (can lip balm be addictive?) and aging (why do old ladies grow beards?). And then there's the sex chapter-definitely the one where the subtitle is most applicable, with questions like "can people in wheelchairs still have sex?" and "do the kind of underpants men wear affect their...


Doctors Killed George Washington
Erin Barrett
1573247197
Feb 2002
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The Placebo Chronicles: Strange but True Tales from the Doctors's Lounge
Douglas Farrago
0767919491
April 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
In this admittedly vulgar but entertaining compilation, family physician Farrago brings together some of the most ridiculous doctor jokes and real-life medical stories sent in by readers of his bi-weekly Placebo Journal. Like the journal, the book is intended as comic relief for physicians who could use a pain pill or two. The stories and anecdotes are organized by the stage that they are likely to apply in a doctor's career (during medical school, residency, etc.), but that doesn't keep the book from feeling like a jumbled assortment of annoying patient complaints (irregular bowels, etc.), jokes about pharmaceutical reps and false ads for items such as "The First ADHD Medications for Children In-Utero" and Cameloft, an antidepressant cigarette ("It's chic, it's uplifting and it's just what the doctor ordered")....


From Voodoo to Viagra
Oscar London
1580082874
Jan 2001
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Book Description
The doctor who dispensed the invaluable advice KILL AS FEW PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE is at it again with a collection of waggish musings on everything from Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut to voodoo, ballerinas, and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Dr. Oscar London's FROM VOODOO TO VIAGRA pokes fun at the serious and sometimes outrageous world of medicine, from the ability of doctors to work in the face of disagreeable smells, to the surgeon who uses a scalpel to excise fat from the "B" in his BLT. No one in the medical community is safe from Dr. London's fine-tuned wit. Whether you're a 27-year veteran of County General, a newly graduated resident, or a patient of any age-these 37 keenly wrought essays are the perfect cure for a gloomy mood, and storytelling at its finest.

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Doctor De Soto
William Steig
0374418101
June 1990
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Book Review
Doctor De Soto is a well-respected mouse-dentist who runs a successful practice with his wife (and able assistant) Mrs. De Soto. The De Sotos are friendly and professional toward all their patients, from chipmunks to donkeys to cows, the exception being "cats and other dangerous animals," as stated clearly on the sign outside the office. But the De Sotos are tender-hearted rodents, so when a miserable fox shows up begging for treatment, they agree to have a look (perhaps against their better judgment). As it turns out, this fox, with "a rotten bicuspid and unusually bad breath," manages to behave himself while tiny Doctor De Soto is standing mid-molar inside his gaping jaws. When the wily fox returns the next day to get his replacement gold tooth, however, he has mouse-flavored snacks on his mind....


From Voodoo to Viagra
Oscar London
1580082882
June 2001
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Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia
Herman Parish
0060087803
September 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
"I hear a ringing in my ears." "A ringing? Maybe you should answer the doorbell." The inimitable housekeeper helps out at the doctor's office and stirs up trouble in Calling Doctor Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, illus. by Lynn Sweat, the fourth title penned by Peggy Parish's nephew. Ages 5-up.Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-2-Parish continues the series in the wacky tradition of his aunt, Peggy Parish. Dropping by her doctor's office on a busy day, Amelia Bedelia is asked by the nurse to help out until the doctor returns from the hospital. The literal-minded maid winds up fielding phone calls from patients, infuriating one and all as she interprets their...


Doctor, Doctor
Michael Dahl
140480305X
Jan 2004
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Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out
Claudia L. Osborn
0740705989
January 2000
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From Library Journal
Awareness about head-injury prevention has significantly increased in the last decade. Yet on one summer evening in 1988, a young physician out for a bicycle ride without a helmet was hit by a careless driver and sustained a devastating brain injury. This autobiographical account "from the inside looking out" details that physician's experience from the moment of impact through her remarkable comeback to resumption of teaching and research responsibilities. Her story shows the effect of a severe head injury on behavior and personality. This inspiring documentation will assist patients, families, and friends enduring the same difficulties and help health professionals understand and train their patients in the difficult rehabilitation process. Very highly recommended for consumer health and patient education...


House of God
Samuel Shem
0385337388
July 2003
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Review
"Brilliant !" -- Chicago  Tribune.

"Bawdy blistering... this is  Catch-22 with stethoscopes."  --Cosmopolitan.

"Does  for the practice of medicine what  Catch-22 and M*A *S *H did  for the practice of warfare." -- The  Newark Star-Ledger

"Wildly funny...  frightening... outrageous, moving... a story of  modern medicine rarely, if, ever told." --  The Houston Chronicle


From the Paperback edition.

Review
"Brilliant !" -- Chicago  Tribune.

"Bawdy blistering... this is  Catch-22 with...


Judy Moody, M. D.: The Doctor is in!
Megan McDonald
0763620246
August 2004
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-4–Judy Moody returns, and here her medical aspirations go undeterred as she runs the gamut of roles from third-grade med student to nurse, doctor, and patient. She is learning about the human body in Mr. Todd's class, is excited about her project to dress as Elizabeth Blackwell, and will even perform surgery on a live object in front of the class. McDonald once again creates a feisty, individualistic, "RARE!" third grader with a very active imagination, keen wit, and a strong desire to explore the world around her. The author's humor and language are right on target, from describing the ups and downs in Judy's world, sibling rivalry, and conflicts with friends to a hilarious cloning episode. As always, there are facts to be learned and loads of puns and playful language to entertain readers....


Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (Book and Tape)
William Steig (Illustrator)
0694700037
January 1995
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From Publishers Weekly
Articulating the affection of a multitude of fans--"Dr. Bernard De Soto was such a one-in-a-million, humdinger of a dentist that the whole world knew about him"--Steig reintroduces the debonair mouse-dentist and his beloved wife/assistant, Deborah. The dental dilemma of an elephant named Mudambo lead the duo on a pain relief mission to West Africa. No sooner are they ashore than Dr. De Soto is kidnapped by "a certain rhesus monkey, Honkitonk by name," sworn enemy of Mudambo--who considers his foe "an ill-bred pachyderm with a preposterous schnozzola." It's all here: the exuberant, Steigian phrases that somersault off the tongue, the nimble humor, the unflinching drama. Unfortunately, the rather complex plot doesn't utilize the dentist's by-now-legendary cunning for its resolution; it does, however, showcase the...


Chocolate Fever
Robert Kimmel Smith
0440413699
August 1978
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-6?Chocolate lovers will identify with Henry Green who eats chocolate wherever and however he wants. What a shock when he breaks out in a rash of brown spots that smell like chocolate! After running away from the doctor at the hospital, Henry stands up to a gang of boys, hitches a ride with a truck driverand is hijacked along with him. Veteran character voice actor Lionel Wilson reads Robert Kimmel Smith's book (Coward, 1972; Dell, pap.). Some of the character voices are exaggerated stereotypes emphasizing the humor of the book. Embedded in this tale are lessons in courage, caring, moderation, and prejudice. These tapes are good for individual and small groups to enhance reading skills especially in the middle elementary grades.Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WACopyright 1997...


I Am What I Ate...and I'm Frightened!!!: And Other Digressions from the Doctor of Comedy
Bill Cosby
0641661320

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