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The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (The Norton History of Science)

 
 
 
 
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (The Norton History of Science)
Author: Roy Porter
ISBN 13: 9780393319804
ISBN 10: 393319806
Edition: 1
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1999-10-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 872
List Price: $24.95
 
 

"To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes [this] book . . . alive and fascinating and provocative on every page."—Oliver Sacks, M.D.

LA Times

Porter's latest book demonstrates anew his daring and his erudition....A t riumph, simultaneously entertaining and instructive, witty and thought-provoking....Splendid and thoroughly engrossing.