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Post-Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries

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1930513895|9781930513891. Post-Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries published in the year 2007 was published by American College of Physicians. View 220 more books by American College of Physicians. The author of this book is Philip A. Mackowiak . ck version of the title "Post-Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries ". Post-Mortem: Solving History's ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published April 6th 2007 by The American College of Physicians (first published April 2nd 2007)
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Allyson Dyar

I love medical history, but this book was tedious in the way the author chose to present the subject.

He would have been far better to skip the gimmick of not naming the patient for the first third of the chapter and just dove right in.

The chapters would have made excellent standalone chapters, but all together in a book.

Jan 13, 2008 Caroline rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Docs
I caught some of the HCC's when I was at Maryland, and this book captures the fun. He des a lovely job of making things exciting and has a nice easy writing style. I think non-medical types would be able to read it, but the interest in parsing out Bright's disease from essential hypertension may not be there.
Interesting case series of historical figures and the etiologies of their death using what we know from the historical record. The cases are probably more compelling presented in a conference format (which I think was their original format), but still interesting.
Fascinating stuff. Mackowiak takes care to not just discuss symptoms, but to bring the patients alive and place them and their ailments within the cultural contexts of their lifetimes.
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