The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE

  • by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • Narrated by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, Karl Pilkington
  • 0 hrs and 53 mins
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The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE
Here's the first in a series of in-depth discussions on a variety of subjects relating to humanity's greatest endeavors.
Around the table, Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant, and the glabrous luminary Karl Pilkington.
In this episode, MEDICINE, we explore the treatment of human ailments through history - from trepanation (or 'oles in the 'ed) in early tribal societies right through to the possible, if improbable, future of medical technology.
Ricky Steve and Karl offer a uniquely ill-informed appraisal, from medicine's superstitious roots in shamanism, the beginnings of empiricism, and on to today's holistic ideal.
Areas of discussion include the dangers of leaving yoghurt pots in fridges; how over-enthusiastic janitors can stifle scientific progress; how hygiene impacts on immunity; Karl's ideas on empathic diagnosis; fruit-based contraception; the risks of eye surgery; the politics of treating obesity; conjugal care-workers; geriatric clinical trials; Karl's take on palliative care; and the inevitable anal-probing....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Pure Class... Obviously!!

The three amigos are back.. and better then ever!!!
This is definitely worth buying, and at only ?1.95... as we would say in the west country.. proper bargain!!
Loved all thier podcasts and audiobooks, and this is up there as one of the best!

Pure class!!
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- Ricky

Poor stuff

This is a poor buy. It seems to consist mainly of a 3 people discussion infunny subjects and making fun of anyone who bought the product. I like Ricky Gervais, but this is just appalling stuff designed to squeeze money from his fame and name.
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- Garethman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-12-2008
  • Publisher: Glyn Hughes