MIRACLES IN MEDICINE by M.W. Martin

MIRACLES IN MEDICINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One hundred -- no less -- of dubious scientific provenance (usually the special endeavors of a particular practitioner with no statistical or medical backup, not even the A.M.A.), these ""new"" wonders are accompanied with diagrams and rather repulsive visual aids. For the one that's born every minute or grows up to be diseased, there are hair and eardrum transplants, ways of cementing cancer fractures or spraying skin cancers, zoom glasses, a portable coronary alarm, Governor Wallace's pain control ""stimulator,"" one privately printed book (not by Mr. Martin) which he plugs, and badness only knows what. Is ""neuroblastoma. . .one of the most common causes of death in small children""? Is it ""well known to doctors that a large number of hydrocephalic children. . . require no medical treatment at all""? And as for that ""New Canadian Device (which) Solves Bed-Wetting Problems,"" it's not basically new (see your local Sears) but a horrible looking electrified truss -- a fig leaf for your future Toronto Maple Leaf?

Pub Date: Nov. 21st, 1974
Publisher: Jonathan David