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Surgery, science, and industry : a revolution in fracture care, 1950s-1990s

Author: Thomas Schlich
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, ©2002.
Series: Science, technology, and medicine in modern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book charts the history of the worldwide introduction of an operative treatment method for broken bones, osteosynthesis, by a Swiss-based association, called AO.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Schlich
ISBN: 0333993055 9780333993057
OCLC Number: 49942692
Description: xi, 349 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Ulrich Trohler --
Introduction: The AO --
Setting Up a Network, 1950s-1970s --
Dealing with Broken Bones --
Starting the Network --
A Symbiosis of Surgery, Science and Industry --
'Tacit Knowledge': Education and Training on a Face-to-Face Basis --
Science and Surgery: Bones in the Laboratory --
The Science of Surgery: Clinical Research --
Coping with Success, 1970s-1990s --
Acceptance: The AO becomes Mainstream --
Optimised Control: The AO's Success in East Germany --
The Long Road to Success: The AO in the US --
Redefining Osteosynthesis: Another Revolution in Fracture Care --
Control and Cooperation on a Global Scale: AO International and AO Foundation --
Conclusion: Surgery, Science and Industry in Modern Medicine.
Series Title: Science, technology, and medicine in modern history.
Responsibility: Thomas Schlich.
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