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Devices And Designs : Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective (Hardcover)

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In the last two centuries, medicine has been transformed by a number of major technological and organisational innovations. This edited collection examines the role of medical technologies in the history of medicine, of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools, prostheses and apparatus. The volume also discusses the social, cultural, political and economic contexts from which these medical technologies emerged, and, in turn, how technical innovations gave rise to new social constellations. A central purpose of the volume is to show what consequences new practices linked to the uptake of certain technologies had for the history of medicine more widely.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9781403986443
SKU 203532396
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403986444
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0284
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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