The Hypochondriac's Handbook (Paperback)
Syndromes, Diseases, and Ailments that Probably Should Have Killed You By Now
Skyhorse, 9781602399709, 208pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2010
List Price: 12.95*
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Sure, everyone gets sick sometimes, but do you realize that plenty of those folks also die slow, unpleasant deaths from diseases that stumped even the experts at top-notch (still privately run) hospitals? That’s right: There are plenty of illnesses that even physicians have never heard about. Nodding Disease, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and Cutaneous Horn (yes, you grow a horn) are all featured here in pithy, energetic entries. You won’t have to worry about socialized medicine if you have this bookeven if your doc could see you within a month, you might die due to his ignorance. Lucky for you and your loved ones, Ian Landau (who has no medical training but is a hell of a researcher) includes:
- Descriptions of each disease
- Background and history
- How to diagnose yourself and others
- Suggested treatments
- Prevention methods