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Mikeharvey

Of Human Bandage

We haven't done this since 'The Picnic Papers' last year, all those funny book titles associated with food.  
Can we think of great literary works associated with doctors, hospitals, medicine, illness, the human body?  I'll start:

Ibsen's AN ENEMA OF THE PEOPLE
Barrie's PETER PANCREAS
Forster's A WOMB WITH A VIEW
Tolstoy's WARTS AND PEACE
Lawrence's SONS AND LIVERS
John Le Carre's THE SPY WHO CAME IN WITH A COLD
blackberrycottage

Dickens - Great Expectorations
King - Stig of The Mumps
? - Catmeasles
Sandraseahorse

Rushdie:  The Moor's Last Sciatica

Brian Keaney:  Jacob's Bladder
Joe McWilliams

No Country for Old Meningitis - McCarthy
One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Kesey
Marthambles My Dear - Paul McCartney (okay, it's a song)
Infect Us - W.E. Henley
The Gallstone Diaries - Carol Shields
Castorboy

Veinity Fair
Gone With The Windpipe
Animal Farmacy
Billy Cottonbudd
– Herman Melville
Any Old Ironlung - Anthony Burgess
Chibiabos83

The Ipcress Pile...
MikeAlx

The Bowel and the Pussycat
MikeAlx

Treasure Eye Land
Mikeharvey

Chekhov's THREE SUTURES
Salinger's THE CATHETER IN THE RYE
GONORRHOEA WITH THE WIND
Forster's A PASSAGE TO INDIGESTION
A CLOCKWORK SYRINGE
Caesar's THE CONQUEST OF GALLSTONES
Henry James' WHAT MAISIE SPEWED
TheRejectAmidHair

The Golden Bowel by Henry James
An Equal Mucus by Vikram Seth
MikeAlx

The Sense of an Ending by Frank Commode
Joe McWilliams

Ho, ho! These are fun! (Pardon the enthusiasm. I'll just get my coat...)

The Osteoporosis Weekend – Robert Ludlum
The Scarlatti Fever Inheritance – ditto

The Curious Case of Benjamin’s Buttocks – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Old Man and the C-section – E. Hemingway
Islands in the Bloodstream – ditto

Sex and the Shingles Girl – Helen Gurley Brown
Chibiabos83

Of course, there's the book where Bond goes beyond the call of duty, In Her Majesty's Secret Cervix.

The Sperm Count of Monte Cristo
Semen Schama's History of Britain
The Impotence of Being Earnest
King Smear
Swab Roy
The Forceps Saga

There's J.B. Priestley's play about training doctors, And Inspect 'is Balls.

Some of these are rather below the belt. How about The Honorary Tonsil?
Castorboy

Juno and the Paycochlea – Sean O’Casey
Look back in Angina – John Osborne
Decline and Fallopian – Evelyn Waugh
Homage to Catatonia - George Orwell

and an old chestnut

The Adventures of Tom Sawbones by Mark Pain
Caro

Stress of the D'urbervilles ~ Thomas Hardy
Portrait of a Lame Me ~ Henry James
Of Lice and Men ~ John Steinbeck
Castorboy

I suppose Coriolanus would be below the belt and certainly bottom of the list.
Mikeharvey

Henry James' THE BOILS OF POYNTON
Walter Bagehot's THE ENGLISH CONSTIPATION
Ibsen's THE MASTOID BUILDER
Tacitus THE ANALS OF IMPERIAL ROME
Laclos' LES LESIONS DANGEREUSES
Housman's A SHROPSHIRE BLADDER
Malory's MORTE D'ARTHRITIS
Darwin's ON THE ORIGIN OF FAECES
MikeAlx

The Lost Incontinent - Bill Bryson
MikeAlx

The Dreaming Jowls - Theodore Surgeon
Castorboy

Northanger Abscess
The Organ of Gilbert Pinfold - Evelyn Waugh
Bile Bodies
The Loneliness of the Lung-distance Runner
The Moonboot is a balloon – David Niven

and

The Name of the Toes by Umbilical Ecorche`
Caro

That last one is quite brilliant, Castorboy.
MikeAlx

A Clavicle for Leibowitz - Walter M Miller Jr
Joe McWilliams

This is somebody else's, but I couldn't resist:

Withering Shites
Castorboy

Thanks for that, Caro. It was easy enough to think of the Christian name but finding an eco word for the surname proved tricky. Ectoplasm with the t replaced with a ‘ was one solution. However a glance at the dictionary which produced the French word Ecorche` meaning an anatomical figure seemed just perfect!
As Joe said this quiz is great fun and MikeH has given us all an intriguing challenge.
Mikeharvey

ETHER FROME by Edith Wharton
Homer's THE ILL HE HAD
Stevenson's SEIZURE ISLAND
Trollope's THE SMALL ARSE AT ALLINGTON  (sorry!)
county_lady

Shocked  I'll never be able to look the same way at my favourite books again.
You are all brilliant, I wish my brain was as agile.  Laughing
Mikeharvey

WARFARIN AND PEACE
COLD COMFORT PHARMACY
Mikeharvey

A last scrape of the barrel came up with:

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPINE
THE CAUL OF THE WILD
George Eliot's THE MOLE ON THE FLESH
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVERE WARTS
Henry James' THE ASPIRIN PAPERS
THE THOUSAND AND ONE NITS

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