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Patients and healers in the context of culture. An exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry
  • R. Porter
  • Medicine
    Medical History
  • 1 October 1981
TLDR
This book is a rich mine of information, carefully selected in such a way as to tell the interesting tale of the composition of this common and important clinical entity.
Homosexuality and American psychiatry: the politics of diagnosis
  • R. Porter
  • Psychology
    Medical History
  • 1 October 1989
TLDR
Stephen Garton has charted a previously unrecognized shift in the pattern of asylum admissions between 1880 and 1940, where the typical inpatient became transformed into a depressed, suburban, family-based female.
Impure Science. AIDS, Activism and the Politics of Knowledge
TLDR
The main reason why that “golden age” of the 1970s now seems so far away is AIDS, the lethal new disease that broke up the party is AIDS.
Madness: A Brief History
1. Introduction 2. Madness, Gods, and Demons 3. The Rationality of Madness 4. Fools and Folly 5. Locking up the Mad 6. The Rise of Psychiatry 7. The Mad 8. The Century of Psychoanalysis 9.
The culture of pain
psychiatrists in linking women's mental health to their reproductive organs, and she underscores the extent to which both kinds of doctors reflected, rather than moulded, the moral prejudices of
The greatest benefit to mankind : a medical history of humanity
TLDR
The GREATEST BENEFIT to MANKIND A MEDICAL HISTORY of HUMANITY ROY PORTER PDF is available at the online library.
The anatomy of melancholy
  • R. Porter
  • Linguistics
    Medical History
  • 1 October 1990
Preface | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Introduction to the Project Gutenberg Edition. This edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy is based on a nineteenth-century edition that modernized Burton's spelling
Freud: biologist of the mind
  • R. Porter
  • Psychology
    Medical History
  • 1 July 1980
TLDR
This book does provide a useful collection of testimonies to its main, true but not new, thesis: that the traditional view of woman as inferior to man in nearly every respect survived, with very few dissenting voices, until the early seventeenth century.
Concepts of cleanliness: changing attitudes in France since the Middle Ages
In 1914, Sir Edward Grey saw the lights going out all over Europe. Rather similarly, George Vigarello's latest book opens, at the end of the Middle Ages, with the bath-houses being closed down all
Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World
A blind spot? the birth of an ideology clearing away the rubbish print culture nationalising religion the culture of science anatomising human nature the science of politics secularising modernising
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