Innovations in Medicine and Health: Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Innovations in Medicine and Health: Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Jenny Stanton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415243858

ISBN-13: 9780415243858

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume brings together cutting edge research by historians from Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan and New Zealand. Innovative in its approach to innovation, it focuses on diffusion and resistance, and organization as well as technology.
The collection features issues such as control and compliance, professional power and economic constraint, cultural

Overview

This volume brings together cutting edge research by historians from Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan and New Zealand. Innovative in its approach to innovation, it focuses on diffusion and resistance, and organization as well as technology.
The collection features issues such as control and compliance, professional power and economic constraint, cultural divides, 'configured users' and ingenuity. The introductory essay relates the collection to history and sociology of innovation and technology, asking 'what is distinctive about medicine and health?' Explorations of recent cases, along with deeper probing of the past century, call into question how the past relates to the future. Health policy makers and analysts, practitioners, users and historians will find the editor's claims for the uses of history provocative.
With its emphasis on clarity of writing, its mix of empirical details and analysis, and its rich bibliography, this volume offers rewards to academic and health service readers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415243858
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Notes on contributors
List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction: on theory and practice, Jennifer Stanton
SECTION 1:CLOSE NEIGHBOURS
1.The effects of local context on the development of obstetric ultrasound scanning in two Scottish hospitals, Debbie Nicholson
1.Organization, ethnicity and the British National Health Service, Helen Valier and Roberta Bivins
SECTION 2:ACROSS NATIONS
1.The western mode of nursing evangelized?: Nursing professionalism in twentieth-century Japan,
Aya Takahashi
1.Acupuncture and innovation: 'New Age' medicine in the NHS, Roberta Bivins
1.Degrees of control: the spread of operative fracture treatment with metal implants. A comparative perspective on Switzerland, East Germany and the USA (1950s-1990s), Thomas Schlich
SECTION 3: RE-INNOVATION AND THE STATE
1.Representing medicine: innovation and resistance in 1950s Britain, Kelly Loughlin
1.The diffusion of two renal dialysis modalities in the UK, 1960s-1980s, Jennifer Stanton
1.Midwifery re-innovation in New Zealand, Philippa Mein Smith
1.French response to 'innovation': the return of the living donor in organ transplantation, Martine Gabolde and Anne Marie Moulin
Bibliography
Index

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