An authoritative and accessible illustrated introduction to medical history.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. The history of disease Kenneth F. Kiple; 2. The rise of medicine Vivian Nutton; 3. What is disease? Roy Porter; 4. Primary care Edward Shorter; 5. Medical science Roy Porter; 6. Hospitals and surgery Roy Porter; 7. Drug treatment and the rise in pharmacology Miles Weatherall; 8. Mental illness Roy Porter; 9. Medicine, society, and the state John Pickstone; 10. Looking to the future Geoff Watts; Reference guide: Chronology; Major human diseases; Notes; Further reading; Index of medical personalities; General index; Picture acknowledgements.
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