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Artificial Hearts The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology

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ISBN-10: 1421423553

ISBN-13: 9781421423555

Edition: 2018

Authors: Shelley McKellar

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Artificial hearts are seductive devices. Their promissory nature as a cure for heart failure aligned neatly with the twentieth-century American medical community's view of the body as an entity of replacement parts. In Artificial Hearts, Shelley McKellar traces the controversial history of this imperfect technology beginning in the 1950s and leading up to the present day. McKellar profiles generations of researchers and devices as she traces the heart's development and clinical use. She situates the events of Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley's professional fall-out after the first artificial heart implant case in 1969, as well as the 1982-83 Jarvik-7 heart implant case of Barney…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2018
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.25" long x 1.15" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Shelley McKellar is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Western Ontario.