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The author of the book: Roy Porter
Edition: Yale University Press
Date of issue: 01 Apr 2000
EAN: 0300082746
ISBN: 9780300082746
Language: English
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 23.38 MB
City - Country: New Haven, United States

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Gout has fascinated medical writers and cultural commentators from the time of ancient Greece. Historically seen as a disease afflicting upper-class males of superior wit, genius, and creativity, it has included among its sufferers Erasmus, the Medici, Edward Gibbon, Samuel Johnson, Immanuel Kant, and Robert Browning. Gout has also been the subject of powerful medical folklore, viewed as a disease that protects its sufferers and assures long life. This dazzlingly insightful and readable book investigates the history of gout and through it offers a new perspective on medical and social history, sex, prejudice, and class, and explains why gout was PDF gender specific.

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About the author Roy Porter

Roy Porter is professor of the social history of medicine at the Wellcome Institute, University College, London. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including The Facts of Life: The Creation of Sexual Knowledge in Britain, 1650-1950 (ISBN 0 300 06221 4, #25.00), also published by Yale University Press. G.S. Rousseau has been the Regius Professor of English at King's College, Aberdeen, and in 1998-2001 holder of a Leverhulme Trust Award to work on literature and the culture of medicine in history.

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