How They Croaked
The Awful Ends of the Awfully FamousBook - 2011 | 1st U.S. ed.
Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. For example:
It is believed that Henry VIII's remains exploded within his coffin while lying in state.
Doctors "treated" George Washington by draining almost 80 ounces of blood before he finally kicked the bucket.
Right before Beethoven wrote his last notes, doctors drilled a hole in his stomach without any pain medication.
Readers will be interested well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911.
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How They Croaked This is the stuff that’s too gross for your history book! The bloody, messy (and extremely funny) real-life details of exactly how many historical people died. Find out why you should be really, really grateful for the invention of the X-Ray and other medical advances, not to mention who might have exploded in their (not quite sealed) coffin during the funeral. Chapter hea… (more)
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