W. F. Bynum

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William F. Bynum is a British historian of medicine. For most of his career, he has worked at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London.[1] He has frequently collaborated with Roy Porter, another famous British historian.[1] He teaches history of medicine at UCL London.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

Some of his books are:[3]

  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
  • Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
  • Great Discoveries in Medicine
  • The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, People and Ideas
  • The Western Medical Tradition: 1800-2000
  • Medicine and the Five Senses
  • William Hunter and the Eighteenth-Century Medical World


  1. ^ a b "W. F. Bynum books and biography - Waterstones". Waterstones.com. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ "William F. Bynum - Author - Yale University Press". Yalebooks.co.uk. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  3. ^ "William F. Bynum". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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