1 Out of 10 Doctors Recommends: Drinking Urine, Eating Worms, and Other Weird Cures, Cases, and Research from the Annals of Medicine

1 Out of 10 Doctors Recommends: Drinking Urine, Eating Worms, and Other Weird Cures, Cases, and Research from the Annals of Medicine

1 Out of 10 Doctors Recommends: Drinking Urine, Eating Worms, and Other Weird Cures, Cases, and Research from the Annals of Medicine

1 Out of 10 Doctors Recommends: Drinking Urine, Eating Worms, and Other Weird Cures, Cases, and Research from the Annals of Medicine


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Have you ever wondered what that 1 outlier would say when you see commercials and products boasting that 9 out of 10 doctors recommend something? Well here’s your answer....

Three doctors explore and explain the least recommended techniques and cures lurking in the darkest corners of medicine through the ages.

Entertaining and informative, (and sometimes just plain gross), 1 Out of 10 Doctors Recommends examines the strangest and most unusual medical practices, including drinking your own urine to fight infection, using live eels to relieve constipation, and licking a patient’s head to diagnose cystic fibrosis. As licensed medical physicians who believe that humor is the best medicine, the authors decode the methods behind the seemingly mad science.

Fascinating examples include:

* the use of bee venom to treat herpes
* infecting yourself with intestinal parasites to relieve allergies
* “natural” ways to make your genitalia larger
* how the insertion of a potato reportedly stops post-delivery bleeding
* the effects of salt pork on a sore throat
* the supposed benefits of “vampire facials”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250070579
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

H. ERIC BENDER, MD, divides his time between his private psychiatry practice in San Francisco, lecturing, and consulting with media outlets on popular culture and mental health.

MURDOC KHALEGHI, MD, splits his time between the emergency department, working with cool companies, and trying to stay warm during youth hockey games.

BOBBY SINGH, MD, practices in a large teaching hospital, as well as maintaining a private practice in forensic psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 The Creepiest of All Treatments 3

2 Mote Doctors Smoke Camels… Well, What Else Would You Do to a Camel? 7

3 Stuck on You 9

4 Want Fries with That? 11

5 Unwrinkling a Wizard's Sleeve? 13

6 Placenta: It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore 17

7 Does This Jersey Make Me Look Fat? 19

8 A Sting to Treat a Sting 21

9 You Can't Redo Everything 23

10 Country Music Can Be Deadly (for White People) 25

11 Dark Days: Experimentation on Mentally Challenged and Mentally 111 Patients 29

12 Stretch Armstrong's Got Nothing on This! 33

13 Two Eyes, Two Ears, Two Noses? 37

14 I Need This Like I Need a Hole in the Head! 39

15 Asthma, Allergies, and Long-Term Worms 41

16 The G-Spot Shot: Spot On or Spot Off? 43

17 Chakra the Monkey Tonight! 45

18 Moxibustion: Not Quite Smoking Banana Leaves, but Almost! 47

19 Maybe They Just Passed Gas 49

20 As If Birth Weren't Traumatic Enough 51

21 An Eerie Enema 53

22 They Say Stripes Are Slimming 57

23 Ping-Pong, Anyone? 61

24 Treating Hemorrhoids: A Real Pain in the Butt 65

25 Sore Throat: Better or Worse After These Remedies? 67

26 Facing the Facts When, in Fact, That's Not Your Face 69

27 Stocks Drop, So Might the Bodies 71

28 It's Just a Flesh Wound 75

29 When Blood Is Green and Urine Blue 77

30 Prosthetic Limbs of Today: Beyond Pegs and Hooks 79

31 Want Bigger Breasts? Have a Thai Stranger Slap Them Repeatedly 81

32 Truly Giving a Shit 83

33 "Hands-On" Help for Hysteria 87

34 Kim Kardashian's Vampire Facial (No, Not That Kind!) 89

35 MADW Wasn't Quite as Catchy 91

36 A Load of Bully 93

37 Why Didn't They Call It Uranus? 95

38 Kill Your Television … Except If Watching Modern Family 97

39 Holy Mackerel! 99

40 Take the Lead. It's Prescription 101

41 You Won't Always Be Able to Control Everything 103

42 What If They Were Lactating? 105

43 Well, Who Is Going to Open the Pickle Jar? 107

44 Don't Blame the Irish 109

45 And It Makes You Look Cool 111

46 Not Just Good for Serving Revenge 113

47 Does the Carpet Match the Drapes? 115

48 We Are Not Suggesting You Suck on It 117

49 So That's What the Track Marks Are From 119

50 Good for the Birds, Bad for the Worms 121

51 You Mean It Won't Fall Off? 123

52 How Many Licks Does It Take? 127

53 Try Not to Bruise It 129

54 The Only Time You Would Rather Deal with a Prick 131

55 It's All in Your Head 135

56 Forget the Eye of the Tiger 137

57 They Eventually Get Their Revenge 139

58 You Don't Need to Re-prove Gravity 141

59 Are They Crooked? 143

60 Dying for Sleep 145

61 Drinking to Improve Thinking 147

62 Your Mane or Your Manliness? 149

63 Paging Dr. Dracula 153

64 Hurling at High Speed 157

65 Possibly a Posset for Parity? 159

66 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme 161

67 Finally, a Medical Reason to Not Exercise 163

68 Poor Pooh Bear 165

69 And It Burns, Burns, Burns, the Ring of Fire … 169

70 Snow in Your Nose 173

71 Aspire to Respire, but Avoid to Not Expire 175

72 Liquidating Lousy Lice 179

73 A Cup Should Not Go Up 181

74 Lettin' Go Lentigo 183

75 Hashing Out Headbanging Hazards 185

76 Heroin: The All-Time Addictive, Snorting, Injecting, Smoking, Disorienting, Constipating, So-You-Can-Throw-It-All-Away Medicine 189

77 Halting Harassing Hiccups 191

78 The Importance of Impotence 195

79 When the Treatment Is Worse Than the Disease 197

80 I'd Rather Have a Bottle in Front of Me Than a Frontal Lobotomy 199

81 To Do or Not 201

82 Take Two Skulls and Call Me in the Morning 203

83 Itching to Add Inches 205

84 Pacifying Mr. Gandhi and Quieting Mister Ed 209

85 Everybody Gettin' Horny 211

86 Click It or Ticket! 213

87 Sleep Divorce to Prevent Real Divorce? 215

88 Doctor's Orders: Twelve Bottles of Beer, by Mouth, Daily 217

89 Beating the Stick 219

90 No Wrinkle in Chyme? 223

91 Honey, I Healed the Wound! 225

92 The Sad Story and Salvation of Thalidomide 227

93 Finding Frankenstein's Fountainhead 229

94 Guess I'll Go Eat Worms 233

95 One of the Few Practices We Endorse 235

96 Getting Pissy 237

References 239

Index 261

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