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Title:
Medicine and the reign of technology
Author:
Reiser, Stanley Joel.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
xi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521219075
Format :
Book

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Central Library R145 .R44 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Based chiefly on material from primary sources, this book describes some technological advances made in the art and practice of medicine during the past three centuries and shows how these advances have altered the methods of diagnosing illness.


Table of 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

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