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Cambridge History of Medicine

Cambridge History of Medicine - 06 edition

Cambridge History of Medicine - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780521682893

ISBN10: 0521682894

Cambridge History of Medicine by Porter - ISBN 9780521682893
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Cambridge History of Medicine by Porter - ISBN 9780521682893

ISBN13: 9780521682893

ISBN10: 0521682894

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Summary

The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present.

Author Bio

Roy Porter (1946-2002), Professor Emeritus of the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Center for the History of Medicine at the University College London, was the author of over 200 books and articles, including Doctor of Society: Thomas Beddoes and the Sick Trade in Late Enlightenment England (1991), London: A Social History (1994), The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (1997), and Bodies Politic: Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900 (2001).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction Roy Porter
1. The history of disease Kenneth F. Kiple
2. The rise of medicine Vivian Nutton
3. What is disease? Roy Porter
4. Primary care Edward Shorter
5. Medical science Roy Porter
6. Hospitals and surgery Roy Porter
7. Drug treatment and the rise in pharmacology Miles Weatherall
8. Mental illness Roy Porter; 9. Medcine, society, and the state John Pickston
10. Looking to the future from the mid-1990s Geoff Watts
Addendum: looking to the future Geoff Watts.