"Here at last is the ultimate easy-to-read guidebook to weird diseases, conditions, infections and parasites. From the benignly strange: Cornu Cutaneum - in which you grow a horn, not like a goat, but more like a rhinoceros to the historically significant: The Plague - if caught early, the Plague can be handled easily with an antibiotic such as streptomycin. After that, forget it. and including the painfully horrible: Cerebral Sparganosis - in which a three-foot-long worm emerges from your ankle this tiny tome will provide hours of ""ookey"" entertainment with medically accurate--but lighthearted--descriptions of symptoms and diagnostic procedures, and tongue-in-cheek suggestions for prevention. A convenient index of symptoms is included at the end of the book. An outstanding choice to read aloud to those stuck in an elevator or on an extended car trip with the reader."