The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present
Set to become the standard work on the history of medicine, this book is also a treasure trove of historical surprises. Roy Porter shows how lemons did as much as Nelson to defeat Napoleon and how African slaves became immune to malaria.
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Review: The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of HumanityUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
"To combine enormous knowledge with a delightful style and a highly idiosyncratic point of view is Roy Porter's special gift, and it makes [this] book . . . alive and fascinating and provocative on ... Read full review
Review: The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of HumanityUser Review - Ed - Goodreads
An extraordinary book by an engaging author who left us too soon. The most readable and best single volume history of medicine and health care written within the last 50 years. Read full review