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Cambridge History of Medicine

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ISBN-10: 0521864267

ISBN-13: 9780521864268

Edition: 2006

Authors: Roy Porter

List price: $90.00
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Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, The Cambridge 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 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…    
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List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/5/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 5.71" wide x 8.46" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited. Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge…    

The History of Disease
The Rise of Medicine
What Is Disease?
Primary Care
Medical Science
Hospitals and Surgery
Drug Treatment and the Rise of Pharmacology
Mental Illness
Medicine, Society, and the State
Looking to the Future (1996)
Addendum: Looking to the Future Revisited
Reference Guide
Major Human Diseases
Further Reading
Index of Medical Personalities
General Index
Map Acknowledgements