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By Roy Porter

"Chock-full of incredible proof and engaging illustrations."—BooklistAn eminently readable, unique romp during the heritage of our useless and valiant efforts to heal ourselves. Mankind's conflict to stick alive and fit for so long as attainable is our oldest, such a lot common fight. together with his attribute wit and greatly educated ancient scope, Roy Porter examines the battle fought among disorder and medical professionals at the battleground of the flesh from precedent days to the current. He explores the numerous creative ways that we have now tried to beat sickness during the a long time: the altering function of medical professionals, from historic healers, apothecaries, and blood-letters to today's pros; the array of substances, from Ayurvedic treatments to the release of Viagra; the advances in surgical procedure, from amputations played via barbers with out anesthetic to today's subtle transplants; and the transformation of hospitals from Christian areas of convalescence to trendy clinical powerhouses. Cleverly illustrated with old line drawings, the persistent illnesses of humanity offer brilliant anecdotes for Porter's enlightening tale of medicine's efforts to be triumphant over an impressive and ever-changing adversary.

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