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Medicine and the reign of technology

Author: Stanley Joel Reiser
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1981, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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This book describes some technological advances made in the art and practice of medicine during the past three centuries.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Joel Reiser
ISBN: 0521219078 9780521219075 0521282233 9780521282239
OCLC Number: 59244518
Description: xi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; 1. Examination of the patient in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 2. The stethoscope and the detection of pathology by sound; 3. Visual technology and the anatomization of the living; 4. The microscope and the revelation of a cellular universe; 5. The translation of physiological actions into the languages of machines; 6. Chemical signposts of disease and the birth of the diagnostic laboratory; 7. Medical specialism and the centralization of medical care; 8. The shortcomings of technology in medical decision making; 9. Selection and evaluation of evidence in medicine; 10. Telecommunication, automation, and medical practice; 11. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Stanley Joel Reiser.

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