Innovations in Health and Medicine: Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine v.14)

Innovations in Health and Medicine: Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine v.14)

By: Jenny Stanton (editor)Hardback

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This volume brings together cutting edge research by historians from Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan and New Zealand. Innovative in its approach to innovation, it focuses on diffusion and resistance, and organization as well as technology. The collection features issues such as control and compliance, professional power and economic constraint, cultural divides, 'configured users' and ingenuity. The introductory essay relates the collection to history and sociology of innovation and technology, asking 'what is distinctive about medicine and health?' Explorations of recent cases, along with deeper probing of the past century, call into question how the past relates to the future. Health policy makers and analysts, practitioners, users and historians will find the editor's claims for the uses of history provocative. With its emphasis on clarity of writing, its mix of empirical details and analysis, and its rich bibliography, this volume offers rewards to academic and health service readers alike.

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1. Introduction: On Theory and Practice Jennifer Stanton Part 1: Close Neighbours 2. Debbie Nicholson The Effects of Local Context on the Development of Obstetric Ultrasound Scanning in Two Scottish Hospitals 3. Helen Valier and Roberta Bivins Organization, Ethnicity and the British National Health Service Part 2: Across Nations 4. Aya Takahashi The Western Mode of Nursing Evangelised?: Nursing Professionalism in Twentieth Century Japan 5. Roberta Bivins Acupuncture and Innovation: 'New Age' Medicine in the NHS 6. Thomas Schlich Degrees of Control: the Spread of Operative Fracture Treatment with Metal Implants: a Comparative Perspective on Switzerland, East Germany and the USA (1950s-1990s) Part 3: Re-Innovation and the State 7. Kelly Loughlin Representing Medicine: Innovation and Resistance in 1950s Britain 8. Jennifer Stanton The Diffusion of Two Renal Dialysis Modalities in the UK, 1960s-1980s 9. Philippa Mein Smith Midwifery Re-Innovation in New Zealand 10. Martine Gabolde and Anne Marie Moulin French Response to 'Innovation': the Return of the Living Donor in Organ Transplantation

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  • publication date: 11/04/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780415243858
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780415243858
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415243858

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