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The two-headed boy, and other medical marvels

Author: Jan Bondeson
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A successor to his book A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, this new collection of essays by Jan Bondeson illustrates various anomalies of human development, the lives of the remarkable individuals concerned, and social reactions to their extraordinary bodies." "Bondeson examines historical cases of dwarfism, extreme corpulence, giantism, conjoined twins, dicephaly, and extreme hairiness; his broader theme, however,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Bondeson
ISBN: 0801437679 9780801437670 080148958X 9780801489587
OCLC Number: 43296582
Description: xxii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Two inseparable brothers; and a preface --
Hairy maid at the harpsichord --
Stone-child --
Woman who laid an egg --
Strangest miracle in the world --
Some words about hog-faced gentlewomen --
Horned humans --
Biddenden maids --
Tocci brothers, and other dicephali --
King of Poland's court dwarf --
Daniel Cajanus, the Swedish giant --
Daniel Lambert, the human colossus --
Cat-eating Englishmen and French frog swallowers.
Responsibility: Jan Bondeson.

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A successor to his popular book A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, this new collection of essays by Jan Bondeson illustrates various anomalies of human development, the lives of the remarkable  Read more...

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"A sober, informative disquisition on the sundry forms that humanity can assume and endure." * Kirkus Reviews * "As Bondeson looks at the cases of the so-called hog-faced women, dog-faced boys, and Read more...

 
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