From Our Editors
Drawing on a wide range of research from developed countries, contributors examine the relationship between science and clinical practice; the development, assessment and regulation of pharmaceutical products; and health care technologies. They also consider the implications of "new genetics", and the public understanding of science and medicine in the context of chronic disease.
From the Publisher
Contributors examine the relationship between science and clinical practice; the development, assessment and regulation of health care technologies; and the implications of the 'new genetics'.
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The Sociology of Medical Science and Technology contributes to the growing debate about the relationship between science and medicine by bringing together approaches from two areas of sociology; the sociology of medicine, and the sociology of science and technology. Drawing on research in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Japan and North America, this book provides a fascinating perspective o...