The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
A Medical History of Humanity from Antiquity to the Present
by Roy Porter
HarperCollins, 1997, ISBN 0002151731, black and white plates, large paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, (see photographs)
"What? Yet another compulsively readable, astonishingly encyclopaedic book from Roy Porter? The Greatest Benefit to Mankind might be his best to date: an epic, one-volume narrative history of man's struggle with the infirmities of his body, from Aesculapius to Aids. The author's perceptiveness is, as usual, scalpel-sharp; his manner genially bedside; his erudition invigorating. to get the full benefit of Dr Poerter's tonic, 'take a dose of the book at least once a day and retire early to bed.'