Devices and Designs : Medical Technologies in Historical PerspectivesMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandScience, Technology and Medicine in Modern History: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006Description: 1 online resource (304 p.)ISBN: 9780230286405Subject(s): Medical instruments and apparatus -- History | Medical instruments and apparatus | Medical technology -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Devices and Designs : Medical Technologies in Historical PerspectivesDDC classification: 610.28 LOC classification: R856.A5 D43 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; 1 Introduction: Devices, Designs and the History of Technology in Medicine; Part I: Technical Innovation and the Emerging Economies of Modern Medicine; 2 Bones in Lancashire: Towards Long-term Contextual Analysis of Medical Technology; 3 Mechanizing Medicine: Medical Innovations and the Birmingham Voluntary Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century; 4 Private Laboratories and Medical Expertise in Boston Circa 1900; 5 Innovating Expertise: X-ray and Laboratory Workers in the Canadian Hospital, 1920-1950
Part II: Context, Contingency and the Life Stories of Technologies6 Artificial Eyes and the Artificialization of the Human Face; 7 Biotronik: 40 Years of German Entrepreneurship in Medical Technology; 8 Building Science-based Medicine at Stanford: Henry Kaplan and the Medical Linear Accelerator, 1948-1975; 9 Hexamethonium, Hypertension and Pharmaceutical Innovation: The Transformation of an Experimental Drug in Post-war Britain; 10 Greenhouses and Body Suits: The Challenge to Knowledge in Early Hip Replacement Surgery 1960-1982; Part III: Expectations, Outcomes and Endpoints
11 From Epidemic to Scandal: the Politicization of Antibiotic Resistance, 1957-196912 Cancer Clinical Trials and the Transfer of Medical Knowledge: Metrology, Contestation and Local Practice; 13 'The Best Bones in the Graveyard': Risky Technologies and Risks in Knowledge; 14 The Politics of Endpoints; Index
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.
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