Technological Change in Modern Surgery
Historical Perspectives on Innovation
|dc.description.abstract||Surgery is an ideal field for examining the processes of technological change in medicine. The contributors to this book go beyond the concept of innovation, with its focus on a single technology and its sharp dichotomy of acceptance versus rejection. Instead they explore the historical contexts of change in surgery, looking at the complex dynamics of the various treatment options available -- old and new, surgical and nonsurgical -- as well as the variable character of the new technologies themselves, thus broadening and transcending the notion of technological innovation.|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Rochester Studies in Medical History|
|dc.subject.classification||bic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine|
|dc.title||Technological Change in Modern Surgery|
|dc.title.alternative||Historical Perspectives on Innovation|
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(2017)Ovariotomy provides a useful way of unpacking not just the process of surgical innovation but also the usefulness of innovation as an analytical category in the history of medicine. How might we pin down the meaning of ...