Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspectives
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Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspectives

by C. Timmermann
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403986444

ISBN-13: 9781403986443

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

In this volume, leading scholars in the history and sociology of medicine focus their attention on the material cultures of health care. They analyze how technology has become so central to medicine over the last two centuries and how we are coping with the consequences.

Overview

In this volume, leading scholars in the history and sociology of medicine focus their attention on the material cultures of health care. They analyze how technology has become so central to medicine over the last two centuries and how we are coping with the consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403986443
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Series:
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; T.P.Hughes Introduction: Devices, Designs and the History of Technology in Medicine; C.Timmermann & J.Anderson PART 1: TECHNICAL INNOVATION AND THE EMERGING ECONOMIES OF MODERN MEDICINE Bones in Lancashire: Towards Long-term Contextual Analysis of Medical Technology; J.V.Pickstone Mechanising Medicine: Medical Innovations and the Birmingham Voluntary Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century; J.Reinarz Private Laboratories and Medical Expertise in Boston circa 1900; C.Crenner Innovating Expertise: X-ray and Laboratory Workers in the Canadian Hospital, 1920-1950; P.L.Twohig PART II: CONTEXT, CONTINGENCY AND THE LIFE STORIES OF TECHNOLOGIES Artificial Eyes and the Artificialisation of the Human Face; N.Handley 'Biotronik': 40 Years of German Entrepreneurship in Medical Technology; P.Hidefjäll Building Science-based Medicine at Stanford: Henry Kaplan and the Medical Linear Accelerator, 1948-1975; T.Ueyama & C.Lécruyer Hexamethonium, Hypertension, and Pharmaceutical Innovation: The Transformation of an Experimental Drug in Post-war Britain; C.Timmermann Greenhouses and Body Suits: The Challenge to Knowledge in Early Hip Replacement Surgery 1960-1982; J.Anderson PART III: EXPECTATIONS, OUTCOMES AND ENDPOINTS From Epidemic to Scandal: The Politicization of Antibiotic Resistance, 1957-69; R.Bud Cancer Clinical Trials and the Transfer of Medical Knowledge: Metrology, Contestation and Local Practice; G.Kutcher 'The Best Bones in the Graveyard': Risky Technologies and Risks in Knowledge; S.Wyatt & F.Henswood The Politics of Endpoints; S.Blume

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