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The Placebo Chronicles 2 editions

Cover of: The Placebo Chronicles | Douglas Md Farrago
About the Book

e.Doctors have a sick sense of humor. This is the deep, dark, and hilarious secret of the medical profession revealed by the irreverent Dr. Douglas Farrago in his popular satirical magazine, Placebo Journal--affectionately known by its thousands of fanatic readers as "Mad magazine for doctors" and called, by U.S. News.com, "raunchy, adolescent, and very funny." Now, in The Placebo Chronicles, Dr. Farrago has compiled the best of the most outrageous and uproarious true stories to come out of the ERs and examination rooms of doctors all over the country.Submitted by actual physicians, these are the stories they tell each other at cocktail parties and in doctors' lounges, trading sidesplitting and truly unusual tales of their most embarrassing medical moments, the grossest things they've ever seen in medicine, their favorite Munchausen patients, and much more, including "The X-Ray Files"--mind-boggling anecdotes and images of the oddest foreign objects doctors have removed from patients. Not for the faint of heart, the humor in The Placebo Chronicles is brutally funny--just what the doctor ordered to guard against the ill effects of an M.D.'s worst enemies: the Medical Axis of Evil, a.k.a. drug companies, HMOs, and malpractice insurers.Fully illustrated with fake advertisements--for pseudopharmaceuticals like OxyCotton Candy and Indifferex (the mediocre antidepressant)--this refreshingly honest collection invites doctors and patients alike to share the laughter, a liberal dose of the very best medicine.

2 editions First published in 2005

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Cover of: The Placebo Chronicles
2009, Broadway Books
The Placebo Chronicles
E-book in English
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April 12, 2005, Broadway
The Placebo Chronicles
Paperback in English

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