Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, The: True Medical Mystery Author
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9781615926107 - Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, The: A True Medical Mystery Clifford A. Pickover Author

Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, The: A True Medical Mystery Clifford A. Pickover Author (1726)search

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From Booklist:Mary Toft, a young wife in Godalming, England, supposedly began giving birth to rabbits in 1726. Once that became known, doctors were called in and investigations began. Toft went through labor pains and produced a number of rabbit pieces, some of which had skin on them. London surgeon Nathanael St. Andre came to Godalming and sold himself on Toft's veracity. Unfortunately, his ego proved much stronger than his ability to carry out a closely watched study. The nobility and even King George I became interested. Pickover describes Toft's cleverness and the investigations of other physicians who rightly concluded she had perpetrated a hoax quite well, and he proceeds from Toft and her misplaced rabbits to other human-animal relationships in a variety of cultures, explaining how they get started and develop. However unusual, the Toft case is a favorite story in medical history. Pickover retells it well, so those who enjoy offbeat stories and have strong stomachs will chuckle over its mixture of human creativity and gullibility.
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9781615926107 - Clifford A. Pickover: The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: True Medical Mystery
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The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: True Medical Mystery (2000)search

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This can justifiably be called history's most fascinating medical mystery, a dark, true-life Alice in Wonderland tale with a streak of horror. Why should we care today about a poor, eighteenth-century girl who gave birth to monstrosities? Mary Toft's story bears uncanny parallels with our own time and contains perennial themes: science and superstition separated by the flimsiest of curtains, justice and morality, crime and punishment, and the greed and basic fears at the core of human nature. Prepare yourself for a shattering odyssey as acclaimed polymath Clifford Pickover takes you to the ultimate frontier of medical speculation. With numerous illustrations, this is an engrossing and thoroughly unique introduction to eighteenth-century science and its metaphor for today's scientific superstitions and politics. For Mary, conspiracies are everywhere, the line between good and evil lost, and the consequences exceed her most unthinkable, private desires. Kindle Edition, Format: Kindle eBook, Label: Prometheus Books, Prometheus Books, Product group: eBooks, Published: 2000-06-15, Release date: 2000-06-15, Studio: Prometheus Books, Sales rank: 2215794.
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9781615926107 - Clifford A. Pickover: Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, The: True Medical Mystery
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Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits, The: True Medical Mysterysearch

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