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Quacks, a lecture by Roy Porter.

Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
  • Audio

About this work


A recording of a lecture given by Professor Roy Porter at the Westminster Hospital in 1990. The lecture was part of a series given to students taking the Society of Apothecaries' Diploma in the History of Medicine. The subject is 'quackery' in medicine, and how since the 16th century, a code of ethics for physicians becomes increasingly important. Professor Porter traces this history and investigates how the regulation of medical practices have changed over the centuries.


[Place of publication not identified] : Non-broadcast lecture, 1990.

Physical description

1 sound cassette (50 min.)


The tape was donated to Wellcome Trust by Dr. Albert Rinsler MRCGP DHMSA.


  • English

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