The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: Medical History of Humanity

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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." Porter plots the growth of medical specialisms - pharmacology, physiology, anatomy, neurology, bacteriology - and the institutions of medicine - the hospital and asylum - to show how medical advances ...

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: Medical History of Humanity 1997, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780002151733

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