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Medicine and the Reign of Technology

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ISBN-10: 0521282233

ISBN-13: 9780521282239

Edition: 1981

Authors: Stanley Joel Reiser

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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/27/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.946

List of illustrations
Preface
Examination of the patient in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
The stethoscope and the detection of pathology by sound
Visual technology and the anatomization of the living
The microscope and the revelation of a cellular universe
The translation of physiological actions into the languages of machines
Chemical signposts of disease and the birth of the diagnostic laboratory
Medical specialism and the centralization of medical care
The shortcomings of technology in medical decision making
Selection and evaluation of evidence in medicine
Telecommunication, automation, and medical practice
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index