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Title Medicine, madness, and social history : essays in honour of Roy Porter / edited by Roberta Bivins and John V. Pickstone.
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.


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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-282) and index.
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Subject Medicine -- History.
Mental illness -- History.
Social history.
Mental Disorders -- history.
History, Modern 1601-.
Psychiatry -- history.
Social Conditions -- history.
Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittanniƫ en Noord-Ierland.
Genre Festschrift.
Contents Introduction: 'De omni scribili' / J. Pickstone & R. Bivins -- Roy Porter and the Persons of History / H. Cook -- Porter vs. Foucault on 'Birth of the clinic' / A. Wilson -- The New History of the Enlightenment: An essay in the social history of social history / P. Burke -- The Politics of Particularism: Medicalization and Medical Reform in 19th century Britain / I. Burney -- Charles Babbage and George Birkbeck: Science, Reform and Radicalism / D. Porter -- French Dentists and English Teeth in the Long 18th Century / C. Jones -- Hotbeds and Cool Fruits: The Unnatural Cultivation of the Eighteenth Century Cucumber / A. Secord -- Arguing disability: ex-servicemen's own stories in early modern England, 1590-1790 / G. Hudson -- Lunacy and Labouring Men: Narratives of Male Vulnerability in Mid-Victorian London A. Suzuki -- "Arrows of Desire": British Sexual Utopians and the Politics of Health / L. Hall -- "Twenty centuries of Christianity weigh heavily on women's brains": Anarchism, Female Education, and Women's Nature at the turn of the Twentieth Century / K. Rowold -- "A band of lunatics down Camberwell way": Percy Lane Oliver and Voluntary Blood Donation in Interwar Britain / K. Pelis -- Mind, Body and the Insanity Defence in 18th c. Hamburg / M. Lindemann -- "One of the best known identity crises in history"? John Stuart Mill's Mental Crisis and its Meaning / C. Sengoopta -- Murder by Hypnosis? Altered States and the Mental Geography of Science / E. Lafferton -- Maladies of the Will: Freedom, Fetters and the Fear of Freud / D. Pick -- Two cultures revisited: the case of the fin de siecle/ M. Micale -- Roy / B. Bynum.
Summary Roy Porter was a brilliant historian of medicine and madness. He was the British authority on the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, but he wore his learning lightly. He died, far too young, in 2002. This collection of essays was written by twenty of his colleagues and students, not just to honour his memory but to convey and extend the spirit of his work. All the essays are based on orginal work in the fields that Porter made his own. They range from the eighteenth century to the present, and tackle major themes, from disability rights to the popularization of science. However, the focus, for the most part, is on people - artisan gardeners jostle with anarchists, dentists and hypnotists in a lively, and very Porterian, parade. Medicine may sometimes seem techinical and remote, but this collection brings it to life through its social history.
Other Author Bivins, Roberta E., 1970-
Pickstone, John V.
Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
Other Title Print version: Medicine, madness, and social history. Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 9780230525498