Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them (Paperback)
Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
New Press, 9781595587770, 292pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
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Praise For Swallow: Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them…
"Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey."
"[Cappello's] writing style is wistful, wacky, and wise. . . . Swallow is a strange and alluring work of musings and medical history. . . . Occupying a curious position between Ripley’s Believe It or Not and riveting biography, this book is something special."
Tony Miksanek, MD, JAMA
"A wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp."
Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic
"Cappello's fine writing creates a book that goes down very easy."
Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review