ANOMALIES and CURIOSITIES of MEDICINE
Being an encyclopedic collection of rare and extraordinary cases,
and of the most striking instances of abnormality in all branches
of medicine and surgery, derived from an exhaustive research of
medical literature from its origin to the present day,
abstracted, classified, annotated, and indexed.
by GEORGE M. GOULD, A.M., M.D. and WALTER L. PYLE, A.M., M.D.
PREFATORY AND INTRODUCTORY.
Since the time when man's mind first busied itself with subjects
beyond his own self-preservation and the satisfaction of his
bodily appetites, the anomalous and curious have been of
exceptional and persistent fascination to him; and especially is
this true of the construction and functions of the human body.