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Artificial hearts : the allure and ambivalence of a controversial medical technology

Author: Shelley McKellar
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Packed with larger-than-life characters-from dedicated and ardent scientists to feuding Texas surgeons and brave patients-this book is a fascinating case study that speaks to questions of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley McKellar
ISBN: 9781421423555 1421423553
OCLC Number: 974035491
Description: xii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Fighting heart disease with machines and devices --
Multiple approaches to building artificial hearts : technological optimism and political support in the early years --
Dispute and disappointment : heart transplantation and total artificial heart implant cases in the 1960s --
Technology and risk : nuclear-powered artificial hearts and medical device regulation --
Media spotlight : the Utah total artificial heart and the charge of bioethics --
Clinical and commercial rewards : ventricular assist devices --
Securing a place : therapeutic clout and second-generation VADs --
Artificial hearts in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Shelley McKellar.

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