Description - Bodies Politic by Roy Porter
In a tour de force of historical writing, well-known historian Roy Porter takes a critical look at representations of the body in health, disease, and death , particularly in medical contexts, and also images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-seventeenth century to the beginning of the twentieth.
Contains many unusual illustrations of the medical profession.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Roy Porter
Until his death in 2002, Roy Porter was Professor in the Social History of Medicine at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine. He was the author of many books including, most recently, Religion, Health and Suffering (1999), Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World (2000) and co-author with G. S. Rousseau of Gout: The Patrician Malady (1998).