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Brought to you by Puffin.

The brand-new, hilarious book from best-selling, record-breaking author Adam Kay. 

The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off, but there was one tiny little problem back then...doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. 

It's time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load of old stuffing that might as well be chucked in the bin, why teachers forced their pupils to smoke cigarettes, why hairdressers would cut off their customers' legs and why people used to get paid for farting. (Unfortunately that's no longer a thing - sorry.) 

You'll get answers to questions like:

  • Why did patients gargle with wee?
  • How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages?
  • What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum.)

If you're sure you're ready, then pop a peg on your nose (there was a lot of stinky pus back then), pull on your wellies (there was a lot of poo there, too), wash your hands (because they certainly didn't) and explore this gross and gruesome history of the human body!

©2021 Adam Kay (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Amazing

Loved it lised to many times (so good) please get it I hope you can get it

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Amazing book reviewed by a 9 year old

I am going listen to this on repeat till Adam Kay writes a new book. It is the best

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Adam Kay is so funny!!

I love this book even more than the last book(Kay’s anatomy) Kay’s marvelous medicine is even better I gave everything 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kay’s marvellous medicine

BEST BOOK EVER!🤩 Who new that in the olden days humans were so stupid.🤦‍♂️ Thank goodnesses that doctors nowadays know what they are doing .😷 Quite gruesome but very funny.😂

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Elsa’s lovely review

I love this book because it has lots of tips on how to be a good doctor
I really recommend this to everyone

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Loved it .

LLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDD It. just as much as Kay's anatomy I liked it just as much an hope you wright another one please please please.

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Kay’s marvellous medicine

It is an amazing book and I loved it all.
I would recommend this book for 8-14 year olds.

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Kay's marvellous medicine

loved it so well written and entertaining, I keep on relistening to it over and over again

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Excellent.

Incredible book, only bad thing is that in the "The Future" sections, the music came in so suddenly I thought my computer was breaking every single time.

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great book

My kids loved this book .A very interesting and amusing listen .Great for listening on school run .

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performance boooooo

performance was worse than kays anatomy ( please edit some ) anything than that, awsome!