From Voodoo to Viagra: The Magic of Medicine: 37 Uplifting Essays from a Doctor's Bag of Tricks

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9781580082877: From Voodoo to Viagra: The Magic of Medicine: 37 Uplifting Essays from a Doctor's Bag of Tricks

The doctor who dispensed the invaluable advice KILL AS FEW PATIENTS AS POSSIBLE is at it again with a collection of waggish musings on everything from Stanley Kubrick'¬?s Eyes Wide Shut to voodoo, ballerinas, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and a doctor who uses a scalpel to excise fat from the "B" in his BLT. Dr. Oscar London'¬?s FROM VOODOO TO VIAGRA pokes fun at the serious and sometimes outrageous world of medicine, and the result is storytelling at its finest. No one in the medical community is safe from Dr. London'¬?s fine-tuned wit. Whether you'¬?re a 27-year veteran of County General, a newly graduated resident, or just a fan of great nonfiction-these 37 keenly wrought essays are, as you guessed it, just what the doctor ordered.‚Ä¢ Dr. London'¬?s books have sold over 100,000 copies.

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OSCAR LONDON, MD, is the pseudonym of an internist who practiced in Berkeley, California, for 30 years His humorous essays appeared regularly in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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"Although it's tough imagining there is anything funny about the practice of medicine anymore, a physician with empathy, writing skills and a sense of humor shows us otherwise. . . .FROM VOODOO TO VIAGRA brings both wit and empathy to a variety of delicate topics." -Chicago Tribune

"Cohn's comedy seems to be a suitable remedy for any ailment." - Diablo Magazine

"The perfect book for what ails you, because here are 37 mostly hilarious essays . . . on subjects from ill celebrities to diets, surgeons and obnoxious patients to topics you'd best read in the privacy of your own home." -Dallas Morning News

"If Dr. London was as prolific as he is funny, he'd write an essay every day-I need another NOW." -Maya Angelou

"Oscar London is not just extremely funny, but very wise. Yes, he will keep you laughing but you will also marvel at the insights into human behavior that only a physician's viewpoint can bring. FROM VOODOO TO VIAGRA draws upon the wit of a great American humorist who has spent a lifetime caring for human beings at their best and worst." -Dr. Dean Edell, radio and TV host, and author of Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

"Just call him Dr. funny bone." - Contra Costa Times

"The writing in FROM VOODOO TO VIAGRA is witty and tart, informative on an array of issues and surprisingly fun." -Berkeley Daily Planet

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