Search Type
  • All
  • Subject
  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Series Title
Search Title

Download

Bodies Politic

Disease, Death, and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900

Bodies Politic( )
Author: Porter, Roy
Series title:Picturing History Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8014-3953-7
Publication Date:Jul 2001
Publisher:Cornell University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $78.00
Book Description:

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...

Book Details
Pages:328
Detailed Subjects: Medical / General
Medical / History
Medical / Physicians
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 cm
Book Weight:0.881 Kilograms
Author Biography
Porter, Roy (Author)
Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge.

His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited.

Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1977, Lecturer from 1977 to 1979. He joined the Wellcome Institute fot the History of Medicine in 1979 where he was a Senior Lecturer from 1979 to 1991, a Reader from 1991 to 1993, and finally a Professor in the Social History of Medicine from 1993 to 2001.

Porter was Elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994, and he was also made an honorary fellow by both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Roy Porter died March 4, 2002, at the age of 55.

030



Featured Books

In a House of Lies
Rankin, Ian
Paperback: $16.99
Deep State
Stewart, James B.
Hardback: $30.00
The Water Dancer
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Electronic book text:

Rate this title:

Select your rating below then click 'submit'.






I do not wish to rate this title.