The Courage to Fail: A Social View of Organ Transplants and Dialysis

The Courage to Fail: A Social View of Organ Transplants and Dialysis

by Renee C. Fox, Judith P. Swazey
     
 

Written by a sociologist and a biologist and science historian, this text considers the social aspects of organ transplantation and chronic hemodialysis. Their research, begun in 1968, focused on the experience of research physicians engaged in this work, the "gift- exchange" social dimensions of these practices, and the impact of these technologies on society as a… See more details below

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Written by a sociologist and a biologist and science historian, this text considers the social aspects of organ transplantation and chronic hemodialysis. Their research, begun in 1968, focused on the experience of research physicians engaged in this work, the "gift- exchange" social dimensions of these practices, and the impact of these technologies on society as a whole. This reprint of the 1978 edition includes a new introduction by the authors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226259437
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/01/1979
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
438

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