Devices And Designs: Medical Technologies In Historical Perspective by C. TimmermannDevices And Designs: Medical Technologies In Historical Perspective by C. Timmermann

Devices And Designs: Medical Technologies In Historical Perspective

byC. Timmermann

Hardcover | October 31, 2006

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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.
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, UK CHRISTOPHER CRENNER Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Internal Medici...
Title:Devices And Designs: Medical Technologies In Historical PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.81 inPublished:October 31, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1403986444

ISBN - 13:9781403986443


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

Editorial Reviews

'An excellent introduction to current historical approaches and subjects in the continuing interaction of medicine and technology.' - Susan E. Lederer, The British Journal for the History of Science'This is a rich collection with many satisfying and thought-provoking articles that should engage not just historians interested in technology but anyone concerned with modern medicine, its origins and implications.' - Jane Seymour, Wellcome History