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In this volume, leading scholars in the history and sociology of medicine focus their attention on the material cultures of health care. They analyze how technology has become so central to medicine over the last two centuries and how we are coping with the consequences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403986443
ISBN-10: 1403986444
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 298
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carsten Timmermann

STUART BLUME Professor of Science Dynamics in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands ROBERT BUD Principal Curator of Medicine at the London Science Museum, UK CHRISTOPHER CRENNER Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, USA NEIL HANDLEY Curator of the British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists in London, UK FLIS HENSWOOD Reader in Social Informatics at the University of Brighton, UK PATRIK HIDEFJALL Marketing Director, Gothia Medical THOMAS P. HUGHES Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA GERALD KUTCHER Dean's Professor of the History of Medicine, The State University of New York, Binghamton, USA CHRISTOPHE LECUYER Research Historian and Program Manager at the Chemical Heritage Foundation JOHN V. PICKSTONE Research Professor in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester, UK JONATHAN REINARZ Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Medicine at Birmingham Medical School, UK PETER L. TWOHIG Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada TAKAHIRO UEYAMA Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan SALLY WYATT Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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