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The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE

by Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington

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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....

Customer Reviews

Keep karl alive

I'm happy money is going towards karl, so he can eat food and exist. Everyone should love karl, we love karl. All you need is karl, karl, karl is all you need.


Never before have I been so happy to have so much time on my hands. This audiobook is just as charming, interesting, baffling and amazing as the ones before it. My only wish is that there was a way to stream Karl's mind live to the public, perhaps on a radio station or in a little cupboard similiar to Being John Malkovich and if there's anyone who could invent such a gizmo it's Karl.

Worth it's weight in gold

This is class.. It's so funny. Gervais, Merchant and Pilky 01 are on form. Brilliant... obviously.

Ricky Gervais, Steve Merchant & Karl Pilkington, The Ricky Gervais Guide to... MEDICINE
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  • Narrator: Ricky Gervais
  • Published: 2008
  • Category: Comedy
  • Provider: The Ricky Gervais Guide To...
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