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Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine

  • Author: Tom Solomon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1781383464
  • 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: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141929855
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 128
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'A true genius . . . Roald Dahl is my hero' - David Walliams Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller! In this popular Dahl story, George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits. Now you can listen to GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and other Roald Dahl audiobooks read by some very famous voices, including Kate Winslet, David Walliams and Steven Fry - plus there are added squelchy soundeffects from Pinewood Studios! And 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.

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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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!

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.

George's Marvelous Medicine

George's Marvelous Medicine

  • Author: Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN: 9780140346411
  • Category: Grandmothers
  • Page: 88
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Georgeas grouchy grandma needs a taste of her own medicine, and George knows just the right ingredients to put into it!

Melanie's Marvelous Measles

Melanie's Marvelous Measles

  • Author: Stephanie Messenger
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466938897
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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Melanie s Marvelous Measles takes children on a journey to learn about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations and to know they don t have to be scared of childhood illnesses, like measles and chicken pox. There are many health messages for parents to expand on about keeping healthy. For an information pack on vaccinations to be sent out free in Australia, people can e-mail [email protected] and provide their postal address.