Surgeons, Manufacturers And Patients: A Transatlantic History of Total Hip Replacement

Hardcover | December 15, 2007

byJulie Anderson, Francis Neary, John V. Pickstone

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The Total Hip Replacement, or Artificial Hip, was invented by British surgeons after World War Two. It became the basis of a multi-billion global industry in joint replacement. This pioneering study ranges from inventive surgeons to multi-national manufacturers, including technologies, collaborations, regulations, quality assessments, and the changing expectations of patients. It explores total hip replacement in the very different health economies of the U.K. and the U.S., asking searching questions about costs as well as benefits.

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The Total Hip Replacement, or Artificial Hip, was invented by British surgeons after World War Two. It became the basis of a multi-billion global industry in joint replacement. This pioneering study ranges from inventive surgeons to multi-national manufacturers, including technologies, collaborations, regulations, quality assessments, ...

JULIE ANDERSON is a Research Associate in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK. Her areas of research include the history of disability and blindness and she has published on disability and gender sport and medicine and with Car...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.7 × 5.8 × 0.74 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553141

ISBN - 13:9780230553149

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Introduction: Total Hip Replacement: Introduction, Sources and Outline * Surgeons and Engineers in Post War Britain: Medical Technology in Local Contexts * The Industrial Development of British Hip Replacements and the Charnley/Thackray Relationship * Medical Technologies and Industrial Dynamics: The United States and the Global market * Change and Stability in Technical Systems: Materials and Environments * Hips, Health Services and Quality * The Changing Nature of Patients: Expectations and Information * What is Past is Present