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Medical Innovations in Historical Perspective John V. Pickstone

Medical Innovations in Historical Perspective

John V. Pickstone

Published June 15th 1992
ISBN : 9780312071363
Hardcover
280 pages
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Discoveries and new techniques are the stuff of much medical history, but we know remarkably little about the sources of innovation and how new forms of medicine were created and understood in their own times. In this volume, a team of medicalMoreDiscoveries and new techniques are the stuff of much medical history, but we know remarkably little about the sources of innovation and how new forms of medicine were created and understood in their own times. In this volume, a team of medical historians apply the techniques of the new social history to medical innovations in the century 1860-1960. Topics range from antiseptic surgery to psychiatry, from new drugs to the reorganization of hospital services. They include failures as well as successes, European and American examples as well as British. The essays constitute a sustained exploration of social context in medical innovation. In sequence, they also provide a perspective on social and political change in medicine. The volume will appeal to practitioners, teachers and students in history, sociology, economics, medicine and policy studies - indeed to all who wish to understand the subtle interactions of science, medical practice and social organization.