The Enlightened Mr. Parkinson: The Pioneering Life of a Forgotten English Surgeon (Hardback)Cherry Lewis (author)
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Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'A vivid picture of the peculiarities of the time.' * Mail on Sunday *
'In a splendid new book, historian of geology Cherry Lewis introduces us to a fascinating, multifaceted Enlightenment figure: the intellectually curious, politically active and socially concerned London surgeon-apothecary James Parkinson (1755-1824).' -- Tilli Tansey * Medical History: A Surgeon for all Seasons *
'Lewis paints a vivid portrait of the life and times of a man of many talents ... a fine, informative read.' -- Manjit Kumar * Prospect *
'A well-written, comprehensive biography of a genuine polymath.' * The Tablet *
'A fascinating account. Parkinson fought for the rights of the vulnerable, moved some scientific fields forward and observed what most people could not see. Absorbing. Anyone interested in the history of medicine, politics and geology will enjoy this book. I finished it in awe of Parkinson's many accomplishments and contributions to politics, health and science.'
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