Medical mysteries can be fascinating. I can not even imagine what it must be like to be a doctor and have to diagnose the unique, bizarre, and sometimes not even there symptoms of each person that walks in the door saying something is wrong.
Fascinomas is a book of these true cases that doctors have shared using false names of the patients of course, and in some cases – remaining anonymous as they share these tales. What of the lady who thought her breast implants were speaking to her? What of the man who had the same severe illness symptoms as his dog? The teen whose legs hurt so bad and no one could find anything wrong until he went to three different doctors… what of him?
I like mysteries and true mysteries are just a bonus. This was an interesting listen on audio. AT first I admit I was a little disappointing that many of these cases are old cases, back in the day – WAY back. Yet as I listened I started to get into it… each case so unique and interesting how the doctor figures out what is going on. What is truly baffling are the cases that are self-inflicted and how they do it, I guess I knew that happened, I didn’t realize it happened so often.. people finding a need within them to have someone help them, even if it is false. Crazy stuff!
The narration by James Kiser took a bit of getting used to for me. He narrates like he is a radio personality and much like the book, eventually I was ok with his narration, even thinking that this may be a good listen for someone who does not normally listen to audio because it does narrate like a documentary and it is fairly short
Recommended for those who like medical mysteries. The book is never gory and some of the cases are truly interesting.
- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 3 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: clifton k meador
- Audible.com Release Date: February 25, 2015
5 thoughts on “Fascinomas by Clifton K Meador”
Yea, I don’t think this is a good book for me. I have a SIL who is a nurse and all her storied do is scare the heck out of me. I would rather read Stephen King’s most horrific than read real life medical drama. Yikes!
It was interesting it was more “non violent” stories like a lady trying to lose weight and gives her self troubling diarrhea by chewing up to three packs of sugar free gum a day. Ok wait… I guess that does sound violent…lol
Seems like an interesting audio, Sheila!
It was. Admittedly it did take me while to get into it. It is different from what I normally listen to.
I have this book on my shelf. I love fascinating medical stories and need to find time to get to this one!