Reviews

  • "Delightfully horrifying."

    Popular Science
  • "A delightful romp through a myriad of entertaining, arcane and obscure medical anecdotes. Fascinating and entertaining... a curious window into a vitalistic era of medical practice."

    Adrian Woolfson, Wall Street Journal
  • "A witty account of bizarre medical tales from history. Read it, weep and be very grateful for modern medicine."

    Daily Express
  • "Blending fascinating history with cutting wit, surgical historian Thomas Morris mines the medical journals and explores some of the strangest cases that have perplexed doctors across the world."

    Big Issue
  • "A Ripley-esque collection of 'compellingly disgusting, hilarious, or downright bizarre' medical oddities... accompanied by the author's witty and often humorous, colloquial commentary."

    Kirkus Reviews