Porter, Roy 1946-2002
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The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity by Roy Porter ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 2,365 libraries worldwide
"Roy Porter explores medicine's evolution against the backdrop of the wider religious, scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs of the culture in which it develops, and he shows how our need to understand where diseases come from and what we can do to control them has - perhaps above all elseinspired developments in medicine through the ages. He charts the remarkable rise of modern medical science - the emergence of specialties such as anatomy, physiology, neurology, and bacteriology - as well as the accompanying development of wider medical practice at the bedside, in the hospital, and in the ambitious public health systems of the twentieth century. Along the way the book offers up a treasure trove of historical surprises: how the ancient Egyptians treated incipient baldness with a mixture of hippopotamus, lion, crocodile, goose, snake, and ibex fat; how a mystery epidemic devastated ancient Athens and brought an end to the domination of that great city: how lemons did as much as Nelson to defeat Napoleon: how yellow fever, carried by African mosquitoes to the Americas, led the French to fail utterly in their attempts to recover Haiti after the slave revolt of 1790: and how the explorers of the South Seas brought both syphilis to Tahiti and tuberculosis and measles to the Maoris."--BOOK JACKET.
The biographical dictionary of scientists ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 2,040 libraries worldwide
A one-volume comprehensive introduction to over 1,200men and women in all areas of science, providing biographical information and the significance of each scientist's contribution.
Madness : a brief history by Roy Porter ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
A history of "madness" offers readers a sweeping history of mental illness and its treatment, from holes drilled in five-thousand-year-old skulls to the latest in modern psychotropic drugs.
Dictionary of the history of science ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 1,886 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of the concepts or ideas that characterize the core features of recent Western science. Focuses on the last 5 centuries. There is emphasis on historiography and the philosophical and metaphysical principles of science, as well as "those parts of the social and human sciences historically most closely linked with the natural sciences." No biographical entries. Entries are lengthy and contain references and authors' initials. Many cross references. Biographical index.
The Cambridge illustrated history of medicine ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine examines, through popular and professional perception, the history and interrelation of disease, health and medicine over more than two thousands years. Readers can trace the chronological story of key developments and events in medical history from antiquity onwards, while at the same time engaging with the issues, discoveries and controversies that have beset and characterized medical progress. The book weaves a connective.
The creation of the modern world : the untold story of the British Enlightenment by Roy Porter ( Book )
29 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
A history of the Enlightenment retraces the innovations in representative government, industrialization, religious tolerance, and individualism that made the eighteenth century so important in the history of England, and the world.
London, a social history by Roy Porter ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
This dazzling and yet intimate book is the first modern one-volume history of London from Roman times to the present. An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical age into an important medieval city, a significant Renaissance urban center, and a modern collossus. Roy Porter writes a whole life of this world-renowned place - from the grid streets and fortresses of Julius Caesar and William the Conqueror to the medieval, walled "most noble city" of churches, friars, and crown and town relationships. Within the crenellated battlements, manufactures and markets developed and street-life buzzed, enlivened with the cries of hawkers and peddlers. People worked, talked, haggled, and relaxed in London's medieval streets, while craftsmen lived where they worked, nestled trade-by-trade in neighborhoods. London's profile in 1500 was much as it was at the peak of Roman power. The city owed its courtly splendor and national pride of the Tudor Age to the phenomenal expansion of its capital. It was the envy of foreigners, the spur of civic patriotism, and a hub of culture, architecture, and great literature and new religion. Tudor Londoners had an insatiable appetite for new workshops, yards and stores, and comfortable homes; and makeshift quarters for laborers from rural areas began to dot the rising city. London experienced a cruel civil war, fires, enlightenment in thought, government, and living, and the struggle and benefits of empire from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. From the lament that "London was but is no more" to "you, who are to stand a wonder to all Years and ages... a phoenix," London became an elegant, eye-catching, metropolitan hub. It was a mosaic that represented the shared values of a people - both high and low born - at work and play. London was and is a wonder city, a marvel. Not since ancient times has there been such a city - not eternal, but vibrant, living, full of a free people ever evolving. As no one before him, Roy Porter captures the deep pulse of his hometown and makes it our own. London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory are recaptured with brio and wit. This is a transcendent book for all lovers of London, cities, and the habits and fortunes of peoples.
The Norton history of astronomy and cosmology by John David North ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1,335 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of astronomy and the universe.
Flesh in the Age of Reason by Roy Porter ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
"How did we come to a modern understanding of our bodies and souls? ... Roy Porter charts how, through figures as diverse as Locke, Swift, Johnson, and Gibbon, ideas about medicine, politics, and religion fundamentally changed notions of self"--p.  of jacket.
Blood and guts : a short history of medicine by Roy Porter ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of medicine, including the role of doctors, various attempts at controlling disease, and the progress of hospitals.
English society in the eighteenth century by Roy Porter ( Book )
29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
This is a portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
Oxford dictionary of scientific quotations ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
Collection of famous quotes by scientists throughout the ages.
Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine ( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Rape ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 999 libraries worldwide
A social history of madness : the world through the eyes of the insane by Roy Porter ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
Inventing human science eighteenth-century domains ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
The Enlightenment in national context ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The social history of language ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Mind-forg'd manacles : a history of madness in England from the Restoration to the Regency by Roy Porter ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Reassessing Foucault power, medicine and the body ( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
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