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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind - Roy Porter

HarperCollins, 1997, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good.

A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present. Illustrated with black and white photographs. First in this edition. From the introduction: “Medicine advances ever faster, and with it not just a capacity to overcome sickness, but to transform the very nature of life. Starting in ancient antiquity, this text charts how this health revolution came about and how life for human beings in the West has ceased, in Hobbes' memorable phrase, to be "nasty, brutish and short." The author plots the growth of medical specialism — pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, neurology, bacteriology — and the institutions of medicine — the hospital and asylum — to show how medical advances have often created as many problems as they have solved.”

Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: 831
ISBN: 0002151731

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