Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Devices and Designs

Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective

Editors: Timmermann, C., Anderson, J. (Eds.)

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In this volume, leading scholars in the history and sociology of medicine focus their attention on the material cultures of health care. They analyze how technology has become so central to medicine over the last two centuries and how we are coping with the consequences.

About the authors

STUART BLUME Professor of Science Dynamics in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ROBERT BUD Principal Curator of Medicine at the London Science Museum, UK CHRISTOPHER CRENNER Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA NEIL HANDLEY Curator of the British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists in London, UK FLIS HENSWOOD Reader in Social Informatics at the University of Brighton, UK PATRIK HIDEFJÄLL Marketing Director, Gothia Medical THOMAS P. HUGHES Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA GERALD KUTCHER Dean's Professor of the History of Medicine, The State University of New York, Binghamton, USA CHRISTOPHE LÉCUYER Research Historian and Program Manager at the Chemical Heritage Foundation JOHN V. PICKSTONE Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester, UK JONATHAN REINARZ Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Birmingham Medical School, UK PETER L. TWOHIG Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada TAKAHIRO UEYAMA Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan SALLY WYATT Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Reviews

'An excellent introduction to current historical approaches and subjects in the continuing interaction of medicine and technology.' - Susan E. Lederer, The British Journal for the History of Science

'This is a rich collection with many satisfying and thought-provoking articles that should engage not just historians interested in technology but anyone concerned with modern medicine, its origins and implications.' - Jane Seymour, Wellcome History


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Devices, Designs and the History of Technology in Medicine

    Pages 1-14

    Timmermann, Carsten (et al.)

  • Bones in Lancashire: Towards Long-term Contextual Analysis of Medical Technology

    Pages 17-36

    Pickstone, John V.

  • Mechanizing Medicine: Medical Innovations and the Birmingham Voluntary Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century

    Pages 37-60

    Reinarz, Jonathan

  • Private Laboratories and Medical Expertise in Boston Circa 1900

    Pages 61-73

    Crenner, Christopher

  • Innovating Expertise: X-ray and Laboratory Workers in the Canadian Hospital, 1920–1950

    Pages 74-94

    Twohig, Peter L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Devices and Designs
Book Subtitle
Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective
Editors
  • C. Timmermann
  • J. Anderson
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28640-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230286405
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8644-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54091-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 284
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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