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The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity / Roy Porter.

Porter, Roy, 1946- (Author).
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Location: Fennell STACKS R131 .P59 1997
Barcode: 30731101198723
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393319804
  • ISBN: 0393046346
  • Physical Description: xvi, 831 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, c1997.

Content descriptions

General Note:
British ed. published with subtitle: A medical history of humanity from antiquity to the present.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 719-764) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- The roots of medicine -- Antiquity -- Medicine and faith -- The medieval west -- Indian medicine -- Chinese medicine -- Renaissance -- The new science -- Enlightenment -- Scientific medicine in the nineteenth century -- Nineteenth-century medical care -- Public medicine -- From Pasteur to penicillin -- Tropical medicine, world diseases -- Psychiatry -- Medical research -- Clinical science -- Surgery -- Medicine, state and society -- Medicine and the people -- The past, the present and the future.
Subject: Medicine > History
Social medicine > History.
History of Medicine.
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