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Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Ways of Regulating Drugs in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Editors: Gaudillière, Jean-Paul, Hess, V. (Eds.)

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This collection takes the perspective that the historiography of science, technology, and medicine needs a broader approach toward regulation. The authors explore the distinct social worlds involved in regulation, the forms of evidence and expertise mobilized, and means of intervention chosen to tame drugs in factories, consulting rooms and courts.

About the authors

CHRISTIAN BONAH Professor for the History of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Strasbourg, France ALBERTO CAMBROSIO Professor in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, Canada MAURICE CASSIER Sociologist and a Senior Researcher for the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France JEREMY GREENE Assistant Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, USA AXEL C. HÜNTELMANN Academic Assistant at the Institute for the History Theory and Ethics of Medicine at the Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany PETER KEATING Professor of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada ILANA LÖWY Senior Researcher at INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris, France HARRY M. MARKS was Associate Professor at the Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, USA DONNA A. MESSNER Research Director at the Center for Medical Technology Policy in Baltimore, USA TOINE PIETERS Professor of the History of Pharmacy at Utrecht University, the Netherlands VIVIANE QUIRKE RCUK Academic Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Modern History and History at Oxford Brookes University, UK STEPHEN SNELDERS Research Fellow at the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities at Utrecht University, the Netherlands

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"Ways of Regulating Drugs presents twelve very wide-ranging, generally excellent, and often quite specialized chapters. ... This is all thought-provoking, quality work. The 'ways of regulating' framework brings wonderfully sophisticated analysis to the history of drug regulation, especially when focused on state, industrial, professional, and juridical actors whose power to create and enforce is evident." - David Herzberg, University at Buffalo, USA

"Ways of Regulating Drugs offers a stimulating history of the pharmaceutical products and industry during the 19th and 20th century. The choice of the authors is to assume different ways of analysing drug trajectories the demonstration is really convincing: it shows that if drugs aren't like other goods and if public health refers to a specific market, their history might not remain at the frontiers of the history of sciences, economic history or political history. The question of drug trajectories and of their regulations has become crucial enough to be liable to resolutely and fruitful multidisciplinary approaches, of which this book is a major issue." - Sophie Chauveau, Gesnerus, 71, (2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Gaudillière, Jean-Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Secrets, Bureaucracy, and the Public: Drug Regulation in Early 19th-Century Prussia

    Hess, Volker

    Pages 17-42

  • Making Salvarsan: Experimental Therapy and the Development and Marketing of Salvarsan at the Crossroads of Science, Clinical Medicine, Industry, and Public Health

    Hüntelmann, Axel C.

    Pages 43-65

  • Professional and Industrial Drug Regulation in France and Germany: The Trajectories of Plant Extracts

    Gaudillière, Jean-Paul

    Pages 66-96

  • Making Risks Visible: The Science, Politics, and Regulation of Adverse Drug Reactions

    Marks, Harry M.

    Pages 97-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ways of Regulating Drugs in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Editors
  • Jean-Paul Gaudillière
  • V. Hess
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29152-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137291523
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30196-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33742-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 327
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