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Technological change in modern surgery : historical perspectives on innovation / edited by Thomas Schlich and Christopher Crenner.

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Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2017.

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236 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-228) and index.


Technological change in surgery: an introductory essay / Thomas Schlich and Christopher Crenner -- Inimitable innovation : Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach and the renewal of surgery, 1822-1847 / Lisa Haushofer -- Defining difference : competing forms of ovarian surgery in the nineteenth century / Sally Frampton -- Making bad boys good? : brain surgery and the juvenile court in progressive era America / Delia Gavrus -- Prosthetic imaginaries : spinal surgery and innovation from the patient's perspective / Beth Linker -- Disruptive potential : the 'landmark' rematch trial, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) technology, and the surgical treatment of heart failure in the United States / Shelley McKellar -- Placebos and the progress of surgery / Christopher Crenner -- Surgical practice and the reconstruction of the therapeutic niche : the case of myocardial revascularization / David S. Jones.


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