Conroversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause (Science and Technology in Society Series)
  • Conroversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause (Science and Technology in Society Series)
  • Conroversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause (Science and Technology in Society Series)

Conroversies in Science and Technology: From Maize to Menopause (Science and Technology in Society Series)

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by Daniel Lee Kleinman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299203948

ISBN-13: 9780299203948

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Written for general readers, teachers, journalists, and policymakers, this volume explores four controversial topics in science and technology, with commentaries from experts in such fields as sociology, religion, law, ethics, and politics:

* Antibiotics and Resistance: the science, the policy debates, and perspectives from a microbiologist, a veterinarian,

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Written for general readers, teachers, journalists, and policymakers, this volume explores four controversial topics in science and technology, with commentaries from experts in such fields as sociology, religion, law, ethics, and politics:

* Antibiotics and Resistance: the science, the policy debates, and perspectives from a microbiologist, a veterinarian, and an M.D.

* Genetically Modified Maize and Gene Flow: the science of genetic modification, protecting genetic diversity, agricultural biotech vesus the environment, corporate patents versus farmers' rights

* Hormone Replacement Theory and Menopause: overview of the Women's Health Initiative, history of hormone replacement therapy, the medicalization of menopause, hormone replacement therapy and clinical trials

* Smallpox: historical and medical overview of smallpox, government policies for public health, the Emergency Health Powers Act, public resistance vs. cooperation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299203948
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Science and Technology in Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : from maize to menopause23
1Antibiotic resistance : the agricultural connection23
2Agricultural antibiotics : features of a controversy37
3Agricultural uses of antibiotics : evaluating possible safety concerns52
4Antibiotics in animal agriculture : an ecosystem dilemma67
5The impact of antibiotic use in agriculture on human health and the appropriate public policy response83
6Genetic modification and gene flow : an overview107
7Introduction of transgenic crops in centers of origin and domestication119
8Agricultural biotechnology science compromised : the case of Quist and Chapela135
9Hard red spring wheat at a genetic crossroad : rural prosperity or corporate hegemony?150
10Agricultural biotechnology and the environmental challenge169
11Postmenopausal hormones : an overview181
12The medicalization of menopause in America, 1897-2000 : mapping the terrain198
13The history of hormone replacement therapy : a timeline219
14Symptom reporting at the end of menstruation : biological variation and cultural difference236
15Evidence-based medicine and clinical practice254
16Smallpox : the disease, the virus, and the vaccine273
17The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act : a tool for public health preparedness283
18The states and the war against bioterrorism : reactions to the federal smallpox campaign and the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act297
19Public resistance or cooperation? : a tale of smallpox in two cities311

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