Medical London : City of Diseases, City of Cures Paperback
A unique, stunningly-presented guide to London's past and a treasure trove of information for historians, residents, medical professionals and tourists.
Medical London charts the many roles that diseases, treatments and cures have played in the city's sprawling story.
It also reveals how London, in turn, has shaped the professions and practices of modern medicine.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 500 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Strange Attractor Press
- Publication Date: 24/11/2008
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780955876103
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Review by meggyweg
A rather brilliant boxed set of books: one called "Sick City" which is a collection of essays on various aspects of the medical history of London, six pamphlets designed as tour guides for sights of medical-historical interest in and around London, and one larger full-city tour guide. I might add that the tour guides were definite interest to me in spite of the fact that I've never been London and don't anticipate going there anytime soon. Any of the books/pamphlets could stand alone and be worth reading in and of itself; all of them together are quite a pleasure.