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Technological Medicine

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  • 24 b/w illus. 2 tables
  • Page extent: 246 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.48 kg

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521835695)

TECHNOLOGICAL MEDICINE
Cambridge University Press
9780521835695 - TECHNOLOGICAL MEDICINE - The Changing World of Doctors and Patients - By Stanley Joel Reiser
Table of Contents

Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
List of Tables
xi
Preface
xiii
1.    Revealing the Body's Whispers: How the Stethoscope Transformed Medicine
1
2.    Enigmatic Pictures: How Patients and Doctors Encountered the X-Ray
14
3.    Lifesaving but Unaffordable: The Improbable Journey of the Artificial Kidney
31
4.    Promising Rescue, Preventing Release: The Double Edge of the Artificial Respirator
52
5.    The Quest to Unify Health Care through the Patient Record
74
6.    Putting Technologies on Trial: From Bloodletting to Antibiotics to the Oregon Initiative
105
7.    Amid the Technological Triumphs of Disease Prevention: Where Is Health?
129
8.    The Technological Transformation of Birth
158
9.    Governing the Empire of Machines
186
Notes
205
Index
223



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