The Geography of Madness : Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World's Strangest Syndromes
by Frank Bures


Overview - Why do some men become convinced--despite what doctors tell them--that their penises have, simply, disappeared. Why do people across the world become convinced that they are cursed to die on a particular date--and then do? Why do people in Malaysia suddenly "run amok"?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Why do some men become convinced--despite what doctors tell them--that their penises have, simply, disappeared. Why do people across the world become convinced that they are cursed to die on a particular date--and then do? Why do people in Malaysia suddenly "run amok"?

In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures investigates these and other "culture-bound" syndromes, tracing each seemingly baffling phenomenon to its source. It's a fascinating, and at times rollicking, adventure that takes the reader around the world and deep into the oddities of the human psyche. What Bures uncovers along the way is a poignant and stirring story of the persistence of belief, fear, and hope.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781612195568
  • ISBN-10: 1612195563
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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