Bodies Politic: Disease, Death, and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900

Bodies Politic: Disease, Death, and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900

by Roy Porter
     
 

The renowned historian Roy Porter here takes us on an entertaining trip through more than two hundred years of visual and verbal accounts of the body and medicine. Focusing his attention for the first time on visual imagery, Porter examines the ways...See more details below

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The renowned historian Roy Porter here takes us on an entertaining trip through more than two hundred years of visual and verbal accounts of the body and medicine. Focusing his attention for the first time on visual imagery, Porter examines the ways...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801439537
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Picturing History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements8
Preface9
1Introductory: Framing the Picture15
2The Body Grotesque and Monstrous35
3The Body Healthy and Beautiful63
4Imagining Disease89
5Prototypes of Practitioners129
6Profiles of Patients150
7Outsiders and Intruders171
8Professional Problems209
9The Medical Politician and the Body Politic229
10Victorian Developments250
Afterword272
References276
Select Bibliography315
Photographic Acknowledgements318
Index319

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