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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (The Norton History of Science) - Roy Porter
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Samuel Johnson once called the medical profession "the greatest benefit to mankind." In the 20th century, the quality of that benefit has improved more and more rapidly than at any other comparable time in history. With all the capabilities of modern medicine's practicioners, however, we as a people are as worried about our health as ever. Roy Porter, a social historian of medicine the London's Wellcome Institute, has written an dauntingly thick history of how medical thinking and practice has risen to the challenges of disease through the centuries. But delve into its pages, and you'll find one marvelous bit of history after another. The obvious highlights are touched upon--Hippocrates introduces his oath, Pasteur homogenizes, Jonas Salk produces the polio vaccine, and so on--but there's also Dr. Francis Willis's curing of The Madness of King George, W. T. G. Morton's hucksterish use of ether in surgery, and research on digestion conducted using a man with a stomach fistula (if you don't know what that means, you may not want to know). Porter is straightforward about his deliberate focus on Western medical traditions, citing their predominant influence on global medicine, and with The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, he has produced a volume worthy of that tradition's legacy. health fitness and dieting,history,medical,medical books,medicine,medicine and health sciences,parenting and relationships,science and math,social science,social sciences Parenting & Relationships, W. W. Norton & Company

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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity
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Porter, Roy

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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

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Porter's charting of the history of medicine affords readers the opportunity as never before to assess its culture and science and its costs and benefits to humankind. "A splendid and thoroughly engrossing book."--"L.A. Times." of illustrations.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780393319804
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0393319806
Gebundene Ausgabe
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsjahr: 1999
Herausgeber: W W NORTON & CO
872 Seiten
Gewicht: 1,043 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0393319806

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