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Medicine and the reign of technology / Stanley Joel Reiser.


Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
ISBN 9780521219075, 0521282233, 0521219078, 9780521282239

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Subjects Biomedical Technology -- History.
Diagnosis -- History.
Diagnosis.
Diagnostics -- Histoire.
Geschichte.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Medical technology -- History.
Medical technology.
Medicine -- History.
Medicine.
Medizintechnik.
Médecine -- Appareils et instruments -- Histoire.
Médecine -- Histoire.
Médecine -- Innovations -- Histoire.
Médecine sociale -- Innovations.
Physician-Patient Relations.
Description xi, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-307) and index.
In memory of: Walter J. Eldredge, M.D., MED, MD, 1966. DGW LOCAL
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.-publisher description.
Contents Examination of the patient in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- The stethoscope and the detection of pathology by sound -- Visual technology and the anatomization of the living -- The microscope and the revelation of a cellular universe -- The translation of physiological actions into the language of machines -- Chemical signposts of disease and the birth of the diagnostic laboratory -- Medical specialism and the centralization of medical care -- The shortcomings of technology in medical decision making -- Selection and evaluation of evidences in medicine -- Telecommunication, automation, and medical practice.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3396493
(OCoLC)ocm03396493
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WorldCat Identities Reiser, Stanley Joel.
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