Devices and Designs : Medical Technologies in Historical Perspectives

By: Timmermann, Carsten, DrContributor(s): Anderson, JulieMaterial type: TextTextSeries: 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.
Contents:
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
Summary: 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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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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STUART BLUME Professor of Science Dynamics in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ROBERT BUD Principal Curator of Medicine at the London Science Museum, UKCHRISTOPHER CRENNER Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, USANEIL HANDLEY Curator of the British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists in London, UKFLIS HENSWOOD Reader in Social Informatics at the University of Brighton, UKPATRIK HIDEFJÄLL Marketing Director, Gothia MedicalTHOMAS P. HUGHES Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USAGERALD KUTCHER Dean's Professor of the History of Medicine, The State University of New York, Binghamton, USACHRISTOPHE LÉCUYER Research Historian and Program Manager at the Chemical Heritage FoundationJOHN V. PICKSTONE Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester, UK JONATHAN REINARZ Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Birmingham Medical School, UKPETER L. TWOHIG Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaTAKAHIRO UEYAMA Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan SALLY WYATT Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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