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London: A Social History
- R. Porter
This is a one-volume history of the city of London from Roman times to the late-20th century. London grew from a backwater in the Classical age into an important medieval city, a significant… Expand
Patient's Progress: Doctors and Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England
Preface. Part I: Context. 1. Facing Sickness. 2. Healing in Society. Part II: Patients. 3. Self-medication. 4. Attitudes Towards Doctors. 5. Consultations. 6. Irregulars. Part III: Doctors. 7. The… Expand
An Essay, Medical, Philosophical, and Chemical, on Drunkenness, and Its Effects on the Human Body
Trotter makes an important contribution to the understanding of alcoholism as a mental disease. Roy Porter considers the essay's conclusions in the context of Trotter's own life and mind.
The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry
The Asylum and its psychiatry
A specially commissioned collection of essays covering a generous sample of recent scholarship on nineteenth century psychiatry. The full bibliographies guide the reader to other works in the field.… Expand
The Hospital in History.
Part 1 Medieval: medieval English hospitals, Martha Carlin development and change in English hospitals 1100-1500, Miri Rubin. Part 2 Early modern: the hospitals of late-medieval and Renaissance… Expand
The politics of prevention: anti-vaccinationism and public health in nineteenth-century England.
THE FRAMING OF THE LAW ON COMPULSORY VACCINATION AND THE ORGANIZATION OF OPPOSITION The coming of compulsory health legislation in mid-nineteenth-century England was a political innovation that… Expand