Stuck Up! : 100 Objects Inserted and Ingested in Places They Shouldn't be Paperback
"It was a million-to-one-shot, Doc". "My hands were full". "I fell". These and many other ludicrous excuses are what emergency room doctors hear every day from patients who check in with various objects inserted where the sun don't shine, stuck in various orifices or ingested in other ways.
How exactly did that cell phone end up there? Was it on vibrate? And is the rectum truly the best place to store your fake grenade?
It is at least somewhat understandable to find a rectal thermometer in its intended place, but how about a crack pipe? And what does your 6-year-old-daughter have to say about her missing Barbie doll?
People's imagination knows no bounds, and we, of course, love to point and laugh. "Stuck Up!" features hilarious Xray images of the most outrageous kind, accompanied by short texts about the patient's excuse, the potential reasoning behind the insertion, and the method of removal.
Warning: Grossness factor and hilarity are high! Sample objects include: stapler, toothbrush, banana, dentures, eyeglasses, Buzz Lightyear, USB drive, coathanger, iPod, and engagement ring.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 100 x-ray images throughout
- Publisher: Griffin Publishing
- Publication Date: 08/11/2011
- Category: Popular medicine & health
- ISBN: 9780312680084