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The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth by Thomas Morris

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth by Thomas Morris
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Nov 20, 2018 | 368 Pages
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Advance Praise of The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth

“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

“The vast amount of material from diverse sources will amuse readers and leave them shaking their heads… [an] informative, fascinating look at the history of medicine.” 
–Library Journal

“Delightfully horrifying…Do yourself a favor and preorder it so that you can gross everyone out at Thanksgiving.”
–Popular Science

“Replete with tales such as “the human pincushion” and  “suffocated by a fish,” The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth is a bewildering walk through medical history that will astonish readers. This book proves that truth is indeed stranger—and more stomach-churning—than fiction. Between the toasting forks projectiles and deadly dentures, there are lessons a-plenty on how not to die.”
–Lydia Kang, MD, author of Quackery

“This delightfully bizarre compendium of medical mishaps will certainly tickle you—what’s not to love about exploding teeth?—but something deeper is at work. Morris offers a wryly generous view of the fallibilities of the body and psyche (read: the sailor who wouldn’t stop swallowing knives) and doctors’ inventive, often heroic attempts to remedy same, as medical science developed. At heart, this is an exploration of our humanity, in all its absurdity and valor.”
-–Dawn Raffel, author of The Strange Case of Dr. Couney

The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth is such a weirdly wonderful tour through the history of medicine – from wandering bullets to apparently evil cucumbers – that on one level it’s just pure fun to read. But Thomas Morris’ intelligent story telling also makes it a fascinating look at medical history with all its mistakes, superstitions, and eventual understanding of the ever mysterious human body.”
–Deborah Blum, author of The Poison Squad


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