2006. First edition, first printing. A fine, unmarked copy in a fine d/w. This copy presents as new.
Have you ever wondered about the medical maladies of famous characters in history? Did the previous book whet your appetite for more? Then More Mere Mortals is the book for you!
More Mere Mortals is a gripping compilation of the medical misfortunes of more than 30 well-known characters from history. Written with author Jim Leavelsley's typical light touch and whimsical style, these informative speculations on the fate of these men and women make for compelling reading. Included in this edition are engrossing profiles of such luminaries as Aleksandr Pushkin, Anton Chekhov, Benito Mussolini, Chairman Mao Zedong, Chang and Eng - the original Siamese twins, Charles Dickens, Clare Boothe Luce, Claude Monet, Dorothy Wordsworth, Dr James Barry - born Margaret Bulkely, Dr John Joseph Holland and Jim Darcy, Eamon De Valera, Emma Lyon, Lady Hamilton, Enrico Caruso, Francisco Jos de Goya y Lucieentes, Franz Peter Schubert, Frederik Chopin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Frederick Handel, George II, George Washington, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses Grant, Henry Paget, Howard Hughes, James I of Scotland and his wife Queen Joan, Jeanne Louise Calment, Jerrie Nielson, Job, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Ludwig Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis, Michaelangelo, Moses, Demosthenes, Niccolo Paganini, Nikolai Gogol, Noel Coward, Pablo Picasso, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Sigmund Freud, Susan Hayward, Thomas De Quincey, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and the Vicar of Stiffkey.
First published July 2006.
About the Author :
Jim Leavesley is a retired GP, published author and a regular contributor to ABC Radio's 'Ockham's Razor' program. In 1994 he was appointed a member of the order of Australia for services to medicine in general and medical history in particular.