Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Humor Of Healing: An Amusing History of American Medicine [Paperback]

Our Price $ 11.86  
Retail Value $ 16.95  
You Save $ 5.09  (30%)  
Item Number 254072  
Buy New $11.86
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Humor Of Healing: An Amusing History of American Medicine by Donald A. Johnson...

With anecdotes from three centuries, Dr. Donald A. Johnson shatters the physician facade with a hilarious look at mishaps, bizarre treatments, malaprops and malfunctions in American medicine. Here are a few examples:

* A trick used by midwives to bring on childbirth was to blow snuff up the expectant mother's nose, causing her to sneeze. (Page 37)

* The husband of a sick woman became concerned when the doctor came out of her room several times asking for a small piece of wire with a hook, a pair of pliers and a small hammer. When the husband asked what was wrong with his wife, the doctor replied, "I don't know. I haven't been able to get my bag open." (Page 97)

* A surgeon once prayed with a patient in his room, asking God's help in the next morning's operation. The patient promptly cancelled the surgery, saying, "If you need that much help, I need another surgeon." (Page 182)

* When a man was having a heart attack, his son tried to give him CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) but didn't know how. In desperation, the son finally grabbed a toilet plunger and used it vigorously on the chest, bringing his father back to life. (Page 206)

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   264
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 2005
Publisher   Badger Books LLC
ISBN  1932542132  
ISBN13  9781932542134  

Availability  0 units.

More About Donald A. Johnson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Donald A. Johnson is a physician who has practiced in Minnesota. He has practiced medicine for over 50 years and also has studied 17th Century literature.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Business
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Doctors & Medicine
3Books > Subjects > Medicine > General
4Books > Subjects > Medicine > Special Topics > History

Reviews - What do customers think about The Humor Of Healing: An Amusing History of American Medicine?

Be the first to write a review about The Humor Of Healing: An Amusing History of American Medicine

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Humor Of Healing: An Amusing History of American Medicine

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy