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 - Joseph Boquiren - Goodreads
Plainly written for the layperson yet dense and multilyared. What was especially interesting for me was how Islamic medical practice advanced the knowledge of medical science in the West. Read full review
Review: The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of HumanityUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
A compelling perspective on the history of medicine from pre-Antiquity to (almost) the present day. It really brought home to me how rapid the rise of medicine has been over the past 60-70 years and ... Read full review