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Medicine, Madness and Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy Porter (Hardback)
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Medicine, Madness and Social History: Essays in Honour of Roy Porter (Hardback)

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Hardback 295 Pages / Published: 15/06/2007
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Written in honour of eminent historian Roy Porter by twenty of his colleagues and students, the collection renders cutting edge scholarship accessible. Historians from the three fields that Porter made his own - the histories of medicine, madness, and the Enlightenment - illustrate his influence while tackling major themes ranging from disability rights to the popularization of science. In their accounts, artisan gardeners jostle with anarchists, dentists, and hypnotists in a lively, and very Porterian, parade.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230525498
Number of pages: 295
Weight: 515 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'...Roberta Bivins and John Pickstone are to commended in bringing together the various contributors; and the latter are likewise to be praised for the thoughtful and appreciative essays. This is a fine volume and a fine Tribute.' - John Stewart, Social History of Medicine

'The editors and contributors also convey something of what it was about Porter's way of being a historian which touched, encouraged and in some cases inspired their lives and work. It makes for an attractive combination of the scholarly and the personal. There are eighteen essays, each short and making a point, and the result is a very readable, accessible collection.' - Roger Smith, British Journal for the History of Science

'Within these contributions, there is much that is both informative and thought-provoking. This is exactly what one would expect from disciples of Roy Porter, a man who would never allow himself to be tied down by historical, spatial, cultural or intellectual categories.' - Leonard Smith, History of Psychiatry

'...this collection does a tremendously good job of summoning an image of Porter's interests and methods in the social history of medicine and their impact.' - Andrew Hull, Medical History

'[With a] strong commitment to delimiting the type of historian that Porter was and was not ... [the essays show] how engagement with Porter's style of social history can and will continue to produce stimulating and "enlightening" work.'

- Karen Buckle, Journal of Contemporary History

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