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The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have (Paperback)

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Leprosy. Norwegian Scabies. Fatal Familial Insomnia. Those are just a few of the totally real conditions you probably already have. Learn the symptoms. Thrill to the prognosis. And resign yourself to the treatment. This handy little book will provide hours of pathologically good entertainment for worryworts of all ages! Perfect for your cousin the science nerd, the morbid teen in your life, or your smugly healthy yoga teacher.

— David

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The good news: you won't stop laughing. The bad news: Every word is true.

Profiling fifty of the most disgusting, painful, life-threatening and otherwise icky diseases, this remarkable book is the perfect treat for the closet temperature-taker, speed-dialing doctor stalker, or tissue-wielding virus-phobe in all of us. Each disease is fully documented, including a checklist of symptoms, an overview, treatment, prognosis, and for the rare cases in which the reader is not yet infected notes on prevention. With fascinating, sickeningly accurate text written by a member of the editorial staff in the Infectious Disease Department of Elsevier, "The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have "is capable of startling even the most health-confident into fanatical hand washing.

About the Author


Dennis DiClaudio is a humor and fiction writer, an improvisational comedian, and works in the editorial department at one of the world's largest medical and scientific publishing companies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781596910614
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: December 13th, 2005
Pages: 208