Roy Sydney Porter

December 31, 1946 - March 3, 2002
British historian, writer and lecturer
Author of over 100 books including "English Society in the 18th Century", "Madness: A Brief History" and "Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine"
Was the director of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
Was awarded the Leo Gershoy Award of the American Historical Association in 1988
Was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1994

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