19 June 2004
For your summer reading list
The Rabid Librarian (14 June, 11:27) lists four dozen bizarre but apparently genuine medical texts which are catalogued in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database. Some of these just demand your attention:
- Patterson R, Stewart-Patterson C.: The well-made bed: an unappreciated public health risk.
- Horseman RE.: Medical treatment that sucks.
- Go K.: Constipation among operating room nurses: flatulence as evidence.
- Osmun WE, Naugler C.: The impact of hissy fits in primary care.
- Wilhite M.: Chronically dead persons.
- Muntz HR.: The use of silly putty as an ear plug.
Collect the whole set.
(Update, 20 June, 8:15 pm: Sya has links to some of the actual documents.)
Posted at 12:49 PM to Almost Yogurt
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I stare at PubMed for hours at a time on most days and occasionally I come across some real weird papers. I looked at the first one you listed and the footnote nearly had me falling out of my chair:
"Next in the Public Health series on the Organic Household: Targeting bathroom congestion — innovative uses for the kitchen sink. This article was not reviewed by the authors' wives before publication."