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Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine (Roy Porter) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2001) 9780521002523
Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine (Roy Porter) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2001) 9780521002523
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Title: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine

Author: Porter, Roy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521002523

Volumes: 1; Pages: 400

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Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this lavishly illustrated volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. The authors weave a narrative that connects disease, doctors, primary care, surgery, the rise of hospitals, drug treatment and pharmacology, mental illness and psychiatry. This volume emphasizes the crucial developments of the past 150 years, but also examines classical, medieval, and Islamic and East Asian medicine. Authoritative and accessible, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine is for readers wanting a lively and informative introduction to medical history. Roy Porter is professor of the social history of medicine at the Wellcome Insitute for the History of Science. He has written or edited numerous books about the history of medicine, including Western Medical Tradition (with L. Conrad, Cambridge, 1995), Drugs and Narcotics in History (with M. Teich, Cambridge, 1995), The Greatest Benefit to Mankind (Norton, 1999), and The Creation of the Modern World (Norton, 2000).ContentsIntroduction1. The history of disease--Kenneth F. Kiple2. The rise of medicine--Vivian Nutton3. What is disease?--Roy Porter4. Primary care--Edward Shorter5. Medical science--Roy Porter6. Hospitals and surgery--Roy Porter7. Drug treatment and the rise in pharmacology--Miles Weatherall8. Mental illness--Roy Porter9. Medicine, society, and the state--John Pickstone10. Looking to the future--Geoff WattsReference guide: ChronologyMajor human diseasesNotesFurther readingIndex of medical personalitiesGeneral indexPicture acknowledgementsReviews"This distinguished book should be shared with students and colleagues and just enjoyed by its owner."--The New England Journal of Medicine"This book provides a comprehensive, authoritative presentation of the development of Western medical practice to the present day. ... The book is filled with vivid illustrations. ... The information presented is accurate, and the scope of the book is vast ... I recommend this volume highly."--SB&F"We have come to expect from the Cambridge Illustrated History series informative and elegantly produced volumes, and this one on the history of medicine lives up to expectations. ... What particularly distinguishes this book are its illustrations and their captions. They are exceedingly well chosen and reproduced ... a handsome volume..."--IsisContributorsVivian Nutton, Roy Porter, Edward Shorter, Miles Weatherall, John Pickstone, Geoff Watts
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