Reviews

  • "This is a rip-snortingly entertaining omnium gatherum of the riskiest and most extraordinary experiments in the history of science and medicine, told in breezy-pop science manner"

    Daily Mail
  • "Wonderful ... Professor Norton writes with engaging fluency and is easily understood by the non-scientist"

    Independent
  • "This book is guaranteed to make you wince, laugh and marvel at the bravery and foolhardiness of the people who, through their own discomfort, have made our own lives a good deal better"

    Telegraph
  • "packed full of amusing anecdotes ... delightful"

    Mail on Sunday
  • "His research has been intensive and his material is rich and plentiful...This book may not be for the squeamish or the very gentle of disposition but you soon come to share Norton's admiration for these crazed men and women"

    Spectator