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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

  • Author: Tom Solomon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1781388679
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Most people know Roald Dahl as a famous writer of children's books and adult short stories, but few are aware of his fascination with medicine. Right from his earliest days to the end of his life, Dahl was intrigued by what doctors do, and why they do it. During his lifetime, he and his family suffered some terrible medical tragedies: Dahl nearly died when his fighter plane went down in World War II; his son had severe brain injury in an accident; and his daughter died of measles infection of the brain. But he also had some medical triumphs: he dragged himself back to health after the plane crash, despite a skull fracture, back injuries, and blindness; he was responsible for inventing a medical device (the Wade-Dahl-Till valve) to treat his son's hydrocephalus (water on the brain), and he taught his first wife Patricia to talk again after a devastating stroke. His medical interactions clearly influenced some of his writing - for example the explosive potions in George's Marvellous Medicine. And sometimes his writing impacted on events in his life - for example the research on neuroanatomy he did for his short story William and Mary later helped him design the valve for treating hydrocephalus. In this unique book, Professor Tom Solomon, who looked after Dahl towards the end of his life, examines Dahl's fascination with medicine. Taking examples from Dahl's life, and illustrated with excerpts from his writing, the book uses Dahl's medical interactions as a starting point to explore some extraordinary areas of medical science. Solomon is an award-winning science communicator, and he effortlessly explains the medical concepts underpinning the stories, in language that everyone can understand. The book is also peppered with anecdotes from Dahl''s late night hospital discussions with Solomon, which give new insights into this remarkable man's thinking as his life came to an end.

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)

George's Marvellous Medicine (Colour Edn)

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141378514
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 96
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The classic Roald Dahl story with fabulous full-colour illustrations by Quentin Blake. George Kranky's Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either cure her completely . . . or blow off the top of her head. *WARNING: Do not try to make George's Marvellous Medicine yourselves at home. It could be dangerous. Look out for new Roald Dahl apps in the App store and Google Play- including the disgusting TWIT OR MISS! and HOUSE OF TWITS inspired by the revolting Twits. "A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero" David Walliams

George's Marvellous Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • ISBN: 9780141335582
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 96
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Most grandmas are kind and helpful ladies. Not George's grandma. She's a grumpyand grizzlyold grouchand George wants to teach her a lesson. So when it's time for her medicine, George concocts a bubbling, frothing, marvellousmixture, which is guaranteed to send her through the roof . . .

Geordie's Mingin Medicine

Geordie's Mingin Medicine

George's Marvellous Medicine in Scots

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Black & White Publishing
  • ISBN: 1845028910
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 104
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GEORDIE'S GRANNIE WIS A GRABBIE CRABBIT AULD WUMMAN WI peeliewally broon teeth and WEE SNIRKIT-UP MOOTH like a DUG’S BAHOOKIE. As far as she’s concerned, Geordie can do nothing right. But when it’s time for him to give her a dose of her daily medicine, Geordie decides to mix up a concoction from his own recipe, with astonishing results! Sit back and watch what happens when Grannie takes a spoonful of Geordie’s magic broon brew in Matthew Fitt’s hilarious translation.

The BFG

The BFG

Matilda; George's Marvellous Medicine

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
  • ISBN: 9780752903798
  • Category: Children's literature
  • Page: 556
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George's Marvelous Medicine

George's Marvelous Medicine

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101652993
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 96
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A taste of her own medicine. George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life—and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Experiments

Roald Dahl: George’s Marvellous Experiments

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141387785
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 96
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George Kranky created his own Marvellous Medicine to deal with his grizzly old grunion of a Grandma. You definitely can't do that at home (so don't even try!), but here's some amazing science that you can do! From concocting home-made slime to creating your own volcano, these fun experiments are all easily done, following simple step-by-step instructions and using everyday household objects. Inspired by Roald Dahl's terrific tale, this is the book for budding young scientists everywhere!

Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

Roald Dahl's Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection

Six Marvellous Stories Including The BFG and Five Other Stories

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141378476
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 1
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Six Roald Dahl favourites come together in this very special collection: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Danny the Champion of the World, George's Marvellous Medicine, The BFG and The Twits. Complete with fun and fascinating extra material offering a sneak peek into the wonderful world of Dahl, this is a collection to treasure forever.