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Roy Porter
Birth date: December 31, 1946
Died: March 03, 2002
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Warwick
Warwick rated it 5 years ago
This is one of those ‘surrogate’ books – I bought it because I really wanted something else, so any disappointment is my own fault.The book I wanted was Porter's The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, his mammoth tome on the history of medicine, but my friendly neighbourhood bookshops never seem to have i...
The Bittern
The Bittern rated it 6 years ago
Erudite without being pretentious. I admire Porter for his attempts to make comprehensible a field of study which has often been dominated by scholars shouting very loudly but very incoherently. That said, I did detect a progressivist bias, as well as a hostility to some of Foucault's ideas. He's en...
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