`Anyone with an involvement with medicine - and that means anyone with a body and a brain - should read this brilliant, bracing and erudite book.' Seamus Sweeney, www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001084.php
A genuinely thrilling adventure...An emotionally and intellectually gripping drama.
Explosive new book..important book
`A very stimulating and thought provoking book' Theodore Dalrymple, Sunday Telegraph
`Lucid [and] elegantly written... an inspiring account of individual accomplishment' Will Cohu, Daily Telegraph
About the Author
David Wootton is Anniversary Professor of History at the University of York. He has published widely in early modern intellectual history, particularly on the history of political thought, and is a regular reviewer for the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement.