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being a mental patient in seventeenth-and eighteenth-century England, although in many ways they are also frustrating. In the Foreword, Roy Porter returns to a favourite theme from his book, A social history of madness (1987), the importance of listening to the voices of the mad, and Professor Ingram's Introduction provides a cogent analysis of the way in(More)
nearer to the race of apes" (Ueber die korperliche Verschiedenheit des Negers vom Europaer, 1785, pp. 77-8). Other parts of Soemmerring's work benefited from the unique opportunities for zootomy that he had through Friedrich's menagerie. The anatomical preparation of an elephant from there put Soemmerring (in this respect) on a par with contemporary(More)
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