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The Humor of Healing: An Amusing History of American Medicine

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From 19th Century home surgery to the hawking of magic tonics, "The Humor of Healing" takes a humorous look at the history of practicing medicine in America and especially the upper Midwest. Dr. Johnson writes that 19th Century surgeons, for example, were valued mostly for their speed and would do their work in the partient's home with the faces of gawkers pressed against ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Badger Books LLC (first published 2005)
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Joey Brockert
Jun 22, 2013 Joey Brockert rated it really liked it
You just have to find something to enjoy even in the worst of settings. Doctors have hard life before they can settle down to just taking care of patients. /They about live at the hospital during their residency, and then they have to develop a clientele, so they do not turn anyone away who comes for help no matter how exhausted or hungry they are. The humor comes in doses of oddities, just like anyone else', the doctors just have to be aware enough to appreciate it.
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