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Mustn't Grumble: The surprising science of everyday ailments and why we're always a bit ill (Hardback)
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Mustn't Grumble: The surprising science of everyday ailments and why we're always a bit ill (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 30/09/2021
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Honing in on the various mild but bothersome everyday illnesses and ailments, Mustn’t Grumble draws from science and history to provide a fascinating run-through of 120 everyday inconveniences from hiccups to hay fever in a thoroughly entertaining fashion.

One of the many strange effects of the 2020 pandemic has been to make us much more vigilant about the state of our health in general and about minor symptoms in particular. And this, in turn, has made us more conscious that we all feel slightly out of sorts a great deal of the time; maybe even every day.

This book is not about what happens when we're ill with something sufficiently serious to send us to the doctor or confine us to bed. Instead, it focuses on the multitude of mild, irksome, distracting illnesses, aches and pains with which we all put up with constantly.

Covering 120 ailments, Graham explains the latest scientific thinking about everything from blackheads to chilblains; dead legs to haemorrhoids; ear wax to hiccups; and hay fever to heat stroke. It's a mixture of science and history, with a light touch, and provides practical information about each ailment for the reader.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472283627
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 462 g
Dimensions: 218 x 144 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Graham Lawton has created an unexpected literary genre: the compulsively readable medical reference book. You start with the things that currently plague you, and then you keep on reading, happily passing entire afternoons absorbed in the odd and revolting things our bodies serve up. Fool's blackheads! Head eggs! Meibum! If laughter is the best medicine, a dose of Lawton ought to cure most of this stuff.' - Mary Roach

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