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New book – Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective

///New book – Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective

New book – Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective

pologies for being so immodest and promote my own work, but the following recently published book may be of interest to some list members. Those who are also members of the Society for Social History of Medicine may be interested to know that the publishers offer a 50% discount off the list price to SSHM members; details can be found on page 11 of the latest issue of the SSHM Gazette.

Cheers, Carsten Timmermann

TITLE Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective Edited by Carsten Timmermann and Julie Anderson

Palgrave Macmillan, 2006/2007 ISBN 1403986444 http://www.palgrave.com/products/Catalogue.aspx?is=1403986444 http://www.palgrave-usa.com/catalog/product.aspx?isbn=1403986444

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

CONTENTS

Preface; by T.P.Hughes

Introduction: Devices, Designs and the History of Technology in Medicine; by C.Timmermann & J.Anderson

PART 1: TECHNICAL INNOVATION AND THE EMERGING ECONOMIES OF MODERN MEDICINE

Bones in Lancashire: Towards Long-term Contextual Analysis of Medical Technology; by J.V.Pickstone

Mechanising Medicine: Medical Innovations and the Birmingham Voluntary Hospitals in the Nineteenth Century; by J.Reinarz

Private Laboratories and Medical Expertise in Boston circa 1900; by C.Crenner

Innovating Expertise: X-ray and Laboratory Workers in the Canadian Hospital, 1920-1950; by P.L.Twohig

PART 2: CONTEXT, CONTINGENCY AND THE LIFE STORIES OF TECHNOLOGIES

Artificial Eyes and the Artificialisation of the Human Face; by N.Handley

‘Biotronik’: 40 Years of German Entrepreneurship in Medical Technology; by P.Hidefjäll

Building Science-based Medicine at Stanford: Henry Kaplan and the Medical Linear Accelerator, 1948-1975; by T.Ueyama & C.Lécruyer

Hexamethonium, Hypertension, and Pharmaceutical Innovation: The Transformation of an Experimental Drug in Post-war Britain; by C.Timmermann

Greenhouses and Body Suits: The Challenge to Knowledge in Early Hip Replacement Surgery 1960-1982; by J.Anderson

PART 3: EXPECTATIONS, OUTCOMES AND ENDPOINTS

From Epidemic to Scandal: The Politicization of Antibiotic Resistance, 1957-69; by R.Bud

Cancer Clinical Trials and the Transfer of Medical Knowledge: Metrology, Contestation and Local Practice; by G.Kutcher

‘The Best Bones in the Graveyard’: Risky Technologies and Risks in Knowledge; by S.Wyatt & F.Henswood

The Politics of Endpoints; by S.Blume

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