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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date February 1, 1982
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671544492
ISBN-10 0671544497
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $4.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Mysteries of modern American medicine--involving strange allergies, food poisonings, environmental contaminations, and outbreaks of mass hysteria--are solved in engrossing and instructive narratives conducted by a renowned medical writer
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The classic collection of award-winning medical investigative reporting

What do Lyme’s disease in Long Island, a pig from New Jersey, and am amateur pianist have in common? All are subjects in three of 24 utterly fascinating tales of strange illnesses, rare diseases, poisons, and parasites—each tale a thriller of medical suspense by the incomparable Berton Roueché. The best of his New Yorker articles are collected here to astound readers with intriguing tales of epidemics in America’s small towns, threats of contagion in our biggest cities, even bubonic plague in a peaceful urban park.
 
In each true story, local health authorities and epidemiologists race against time to find the clue to an unknown and possibly fatal disease. Sometimes a life hangs in the balance, and the culprit may be as innocuous as a bowl of oatmeal. Award-winning journalist Berton Roueché is unfailingly exact, informative, and able to keep anyone reading till dawn.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780525242703 Book cover for 9780812909203
 
from E P Dutton (April 1, 1985)
9780525242703 | details & prices | List price $22.50
About: Mysteries of modern American medicine--involving strange allergies, food poisonings, environmental contaminations, and outbreaks of mass hysteria--are solved in engrossing and instructive narratives conducted by a renowned medical writer
from Times Books (September 1, 1980)
9780812909203 | details & prices | List price $15.60
About: Mysteries of modern American medicine--involving strange allergies, food poisonings, environmental contaminations, and outbreaks of mass hysteria--are solved in engrossing and instructive narratives conducted by a renowned medical writer
Paperback
Book cover for 9780452265882 Book cover for 9780671614539
 
Reprint edition from Plume (March 1, 1991); titled "The Medical Detectives"
9780452265882 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Recounts how mysteries of modern medicine involving strange allergies, food poisonings, environmental contamination, and outbreaks of mass hysteria have been solved
Reprint edition from Pocket Books (February 1, 1986); titled "The Medical Detectives"
9780671614539 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: Mysteries of modern American medicine--involving strange allergies, food poisonings, environmental contaminations, and outbreaks of mass hysteria--are solved in engrossing and instructive narratives conducted by a renowned medical writer
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Reissue edition from Pocket Books (February 1, 1982); titled "The Medical Detectives"
9780671544492 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: Mysteries of modern American medicine--involving strange allergies, food poisonings, environmental contaminations, and outbreaks of mass hysteria--are solved in engrossing and instructive narratives conducted by a renowned medical writer

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