Friday, August 21, 2009

Critic's chart: six books featuring medical breakthroughs

Last year Thomas Stuttaford, The Times (London) doctor, named a critic's chart of six books featuring medical breakthroughs.

One title on the list:
The Greatest Benefit to Mankind by Roy Porter

Chronicles medical history in a readable but accurate and detailed way.
Read about another book on Stuttaford's list.

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind
also appears on Stephanie J. Snow's five best list of books on the history of medicine.

--Marshal Zeringue