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Disease, Medicine and Society in England, 1550-1860 (New Studies in Economic and Social History) Paperback – 14 Sep 1995

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  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (14 Sept. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521557917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521557917
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In his short, authoritative study, Roy Porter assesses the impact of disease on the English before the widespread availability of medical care. Drawing together much fragmentary material, and providing a detailed bibliography, this book is an important guide to English social history and the history of medicine.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Churchill on 11 Oct. 2010
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Roy Porter has to be the best acadamic on this subject. He knows his field of expertise well. This is a short but informative piece of work. It mainly highlights aspects of medicine, as the title says, from 1550-1860. This would be a good book to read for interest or prior to study as a way of obtaining an overview. It is also good for revision - short and sweet, easy to read but highlighting important events ie jogging the memory! Further reading and study would be recommended though.
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This very concise (63 pages of text) book is a nice overview of the history of medicine in early modern England. Porter covers the nature of medical practice, its impact (minimal), public attitudes towards medicine, and public attitudes towards illness and death. Historical trends are covered well. There is an excellent bibliography.
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