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Gout the Patrician Malady

by Roy Porter

  • ISBN: 9780300073867
  • ISBN10: 0300073860

Gout the Patrician Malady

by Roy Porter

  • List Price: $60.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780300073867
  • ISBN10: 0300073860
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Description: 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, thc Medici, Edward Gibbon, Samuel Johnson, Immanuel Kant, and Robert Browning. Gout has also been file 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 gender specific.

Roy Porter and G. S. Rousseau investigate the medical thinking about gout through the ages, from Hippocrates and Galen through Paracelsus and Harvey to Archibald Garrod in the Victorian era and beyond. They discuss the cultural, moral, religious, and personal qualities associated with gout, examining social commentary, personal writings, cartoons and visual arts, and imaginative literature (including novels of Dickens, Thackeray, and Joseph Conrad).

Weaving together all these threads, the authors provide a disease history that integrates the medical and the moral, the scientific and the humanistic, the verbal and the visual, across an impressive sweep of time. In an era in which we are fascinated by the ways that disease and health are represented by medicine and the media, an era in which the dialogue between patients and doctors over the naming and blaming of diseases is more intense than ever, this book offers a telling historical commentary, on main of our major concerns.

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Black & white illustrations. 393pp. Tall 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper. New Haven: Yale University Press, (1998). Near fine.
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Black & white illustrations. 393pp. Tall 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper. New Haven: Yale University Press, (1998). Near fine.
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A fascinating look at the disease known as Gout throughout history, tracking
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A fascinating look at the disease known as Gout throughout history, tracking
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