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Technological Medicine The Changing World of Doctors and Patients

ISBN-10: 0521835690
ISBN-13: 9780521835695
Edition: 2009
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Description: This book explores how the technologies of medicine are created; how society, patients, and practitioners respond to the problems and successes of their use; and how this response changes them. For, as we create technology and strive to apply its  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 246
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This book explores how the technologies of medicine are created; how society, patients, and practitioners respond to the problems and successes of their use; and how this response changes them. For, as we create technology and strive to apply its powers, it recreates us.

Revealing the body's whispers: how the stethoscope transformed medicine
Enigmatic pictures: how patients and doctors encountered the X-ray
Life-saving but unaffordable: the improbable journey of the artificial kidney
Promising rescue, preventing release: the double edge of the artificial respirator
The quest to unify health care through the patient record
Putting technologies on trial: from bloodletting to antibiotics to the Oregon initiative
Amid the technological triumphs of disease prevention - where is health?
The technological transformation of birth
Governing the empire of machines

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