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New Books for Old Bodies

The Encyclopedia of health and the human body
Newman (Editor)
1977, c1975

Submitter: I found this book at my local public library. They have 4 copies of this edition in their system. Its  appears to be a 1977 printing of the 1963 original. Being an encyclopedia from 1977 should be reason enough to dump this book. One with outdated health topics? Yikes! There are plenty of current medical issues completely absent from this book: Aids, Ebola, Norovirus, etc. Interestingly there was no mention of the Swine Flu of 1976. This is what leaves me to believe this is just a reprint of the 1963 edition. Patrons need up-to-date medical advice! Time to let it go!

Holly: Oooh, this one ought to drive Mary absolutely bonkers! She just looooves old medical information in public libraries. Right next to career info, it’s her kryptonite. (Mine too. Please weed, people!)

More Old Health Info:

Down with the Sickness

Diseases From Space

Leukemia Man to the Rescue

Biology Coloring Book

3 Responses to New Books for Old Bodies

  • “AIDS, Ebola, Norovirus, etc…” Just listing all the diseases I should be living in fear of now makes me more stressed out. My cousin got Lyme’s disease just a few month’s ago. The new year just makes me wonder what more scary stuff will be in store for us.

  • Imagine how out of date the cancer information would be. I bet that section’s basically “if you get cancer, plan your funeral.”

  • I spotted a typo in the “diathermy” section. Do they even call it that anymore?