Manifesting medicine : bodies and machines /
edited by Robert Bud, Bernard Finn, Helmuth Trischler.
Australia : Harwood Academic, c1999.
xviii, 180 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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Australia : Harwood Academic, c1999.
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Includes bibliographic references and index.
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Increasingly, historians & museum curators are using technological artifacts as expressions of human culture. Reflecting the broad scope of interaction between science, technology & society, they can help us see not just machines, but also imaginative worlds of the past. Building on this growing interest, three of the world's greatest depositories of material heritage in the history of technology - the Deutsches Museum in Munich, the Science Museum in London & the Smithsonian Institution in Washington - are cooperating in the new series of publications which explores the use of objects as resources in the study of the history of science, technology & medicine. Each volume will examine a wide range of uses of objects but will focus on a particular area of study. With its focus on modern technology, Manifesting Medicine is a history of medicine with a difference. The authors have striven to show that those who today encounter the artifacts of this book, in its pages & even perhaps "in the flesh," will be confronting big subjects: blood, life, danger, & conception. All those interested in how medicine affects the culture of the healthy well as the fate of the sick will find this volume of interest.
Table of Contents
Series Preface
Notes on contributors
Research papers
Transfusion, with teethp. 1
The Transparent Man - Some comments on the history of a symbolp. 31
Design solutions for medical technology: Charles Drew's profound hypothermia apparatus for cardiac surgeryp. 63
Safety clicks. The Geiger-Muller tube and radiation protection in Germany, 1928-1960p. 79
Packaging the Pillp. 105
Exhibits and reviews
Histories, exhibitions, collections: Reflections on the language of medical curatorship at the Science Museum after Health Mattersp. 123
Museums and the making of medical historyp. 145
Indexp. 175
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