Fascinomas – Fascinating Medical Mysteries
by Clifton K. Meador
My first encounter with Dr Meador’s work was reading True Medical Detective Stories, reviewed [here]. As you’ll read, I wasn’t really all that thrilled in that he was no Berton Roueché (who is), but it was well-worth the read as a snack-food book.
This time, the vignettes were written by other health professionals, outlining interesting cases and for the most part, were well-worth the read. Some of the essays were well-done or interesting, some were neither.
This was a perfect read for post-lunch reading (which is the time I put aside in reading science books as opposed to the cozy mysteries I tend to read during the evening hours). And I would recommend it if you enjoy short writings about interesting medical cases.
I’ll give this book 3.9 paws – well worth reading as long as you don’t pay full price.
[review published 27 May 2018]