Princeton:: Princeton University Press, 1982., 1982. 8vo. vii, , 336,  pp. Index. Tan gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket; jacket lightly worn. Very good. ISBN: 0691082979 9780691082974 "Lester King always termed himself a self-made historian. By this, he meant simply that he had received no advanced degree in that subject. But, in his chosen area of specialization, the Eighteenth Century, his scholarship was widely accepted and, sometimes, seminal. His contributions were recognized in many ways, most notably in his long-term connection with the American Association for the History of Medicine. He was president of the Association in 1974 and 1975; delivered the prestigious Garrison Lecture in 1975; received the 1977 William H. Welch Medal for best book in the history of medicine; and was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988. In 1964, he received the Boerhaave Medal from the University of Leyden. King was also an active participant in the Chicago Medical Historical Society. He was a member of the Department of History, University of Chicago, through most of the 1970s and 1980s. King was Senior Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) from 1963 until 1973 and Contributing Editor for many years after that. In the 1960s, a happy decision by John Talbott, then editor-in-chief of JAMA, made King the book review editor." (Charles G. Roland, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Volume 58, No. 3, 2003). (Inventory #: MRM1225)
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