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  • A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
  • By: Adam Kay
  • Narrated by: Adam Kay, Jan Ravens, Dan Tetsell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Kay's Marvellous Medicine

By: Adam Kay
Narrated by: Adam Kay,Jan Ravens,Dan Tetsell
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Summary

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 listened to it. = very good its a bit grusom well done

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  • 15-11-21

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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  • 07-12-21

Best book ever!

Best book ever! Listen to it right now or else! Kay’s marvellous medicine is the best thing I have ever listened to . Know it off by heart . For any kids get this book and you will ace your biology exams.

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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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One of the best books I’ve ever listened to!🎧

Amazing 🤩 this book actually really helped me at a public speaking competition and my speech was about the first anaesthesia.👍😛😁🫶🏻

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DEZZ NUTS IN YOUR MOUTH

DEZZ NUT IN YOUR MOUTH A A A A A A A A A A A GEORGE ALBIE WILSON RUPERT MICHELLE RICHERD

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All of it

All of it was really good but I liked the chapter where your toes fall off and your feet rot

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Funny, And Cool

I loved book. I have lisend to this audiobook 3 times and I still love it

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