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Networks of Calibration

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the networks of calibration that surround the Food and Drug Administration as an institution of rarefaction. The chapter explores how different professional organizations, ... More


Jif: “But Is It Still Peanut Butter?”

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter charts the history of the Jif brand of peanut butter. In 1946 William T. Young, who served stateside as an officer in the ordnance branch of the U.S. Army during World War II, started ... More


Food Cooperatives, 1960s–1990s

Anne Meis Knupfer

in Food Co-ops in America: Communities, Consumption, and Economic Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451140
eISBN:
9780801467714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451140.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter turns to food cooperatives established during the 1960s and 1970s. It discusses food co-ops as one of the many social movements of the time, and the challenges the co-ops faced during ... More


Rarefactive and Constitutive Calibration

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores scholarly and practical efforts to adjudicate among conflicting practices and ontologies regarding the contested diseases fibromyalgia and the sinus headache. In so doing, ... More


Race, Difference, and Genes

Myles W. Jackson

in The Genealogy of a Gene: Patents, HIV/AIDS, and Race

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028660
eISBN:
9780262327190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028660.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter situates the CCR5 gene, specifically the Δ‎32 allele, in the contexts of four distinct yet related enterprises- race and genomics, Big Pharma, personalized medicine, and personal ... More


The Production of Trustworthy Knowledge

in Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226465319
eISBN:
9780226465333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concentrates on the work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of James Shannon, who, by the late 1950s, had begun to fear that the medical research enterprise was in danger owing ... More


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