Dr. Rich Dreben and Dr. Murdoc Knight studied mountains of medical literature during med school, but the stories that really stayed with them — more than the minutiae of their medical education — were those in which patients had common objects stuck in an uncommon place.
In their new book, Stuck Up!, the doctors, along with their colleague Dr. Marty Sindhian, present X-rays (enhanced, so readers can view them better), collected over the years, that detail the "rectal foreign bodies" that patients have come to the emergency room to treat — as well as the tall tales they have offered ER doctors as explanation.
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"These stories often began with patients saying something like, 'I was vacuuming in the nude, when I suddenly fell and...' or 'I was walking around the house naked, and I jumped into bed when suddenly...'" the authors write.
The stories in the book have been altered slightly to protect patients' privacy, but the authors say they're based largely on true incidents. N.B.: Please don't try these at home.
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You have to see the X-rays to believe it. In their new book, Stuck Up!, Drs. Rich Dreben, Murdoc Knight and Marty Sindhian catalog the bizarre collection of “rectal foreign bodies” that patients come to the emergency room to have removed — as well as the tales they tell ER doctors to explain how they got there.