As part of a forthcoming blog collection on clinical reflections of medicine, we are pleased to offer ‘Operation Ouch!’ by Doctors Chris & Xand van Tulleken (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014) for review.

Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities although this book might be particularly suited to people interested in the public engagement of medicine, or the education and communication of medicine to young people. 

Medical-Milestones‘Think you know your smallpox from your bubonic plague? Try testing your knowledge of the history of medicine!

a) What did the Ancient Egyptians treat with powdered ostrich egg?
b) How did bodysnatchers help nineteenth-century medical students? 
c) Why did the Ancient Romans recommend drinking wee?

ANSWERS: Dive in and find out!

Dr Chris and Dr Xand draw back the bed curtains of history to take you on a tour of the body, revealing the gruesome secrets of medicine through the ages.’

If you would like to write a review on ‘Operation Ouch!’ (up to 1,500 words in length),  then please email our reviews editor with a short explanation of why you are well placed to review the book.


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