Medicine advances ever faster, and with it not just a capacity to
overcome sickness, but to transform the very nature of life. Starting
in ancient times, this text charts how this health revolution came
about and how life for human beings in the West has ceased to be
nasty, brutish and short.
Roy Porter is Professor of the Social History of Medicine at the
Wellcome Institute for the History of Science. He is the editor of
the Fontana History of Science series, and the author of over
sixty-five books, including, most recently, the acclaimed
best-seller, London :A Social History. His book on the history of
madness in England, Mind-Forg?d Manacles, won the Leo Gershoy Prize.
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