Wednesday, June 4, 2008
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
The subject of this book has surfaced a couple times this past week, so I thought I'd post it here in case this would be of interest to anyone outside the inquirers (who are also here).
The book is The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity by Roy Porter.
It's a fascinating yet simple read that offers some interesting connections (cultural, social, economic, political ...) around the evolution (as it were) of modern Western medicine.
You can glean a bit more at the link.