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The Ascetic Subject of Compliance: The Turn to Chronic Diseases in Global Health

Ian Whitmarsh

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0015
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Compliance has become a principal public health issue of the twenty-first century, and compliance posits a figure with a responsibility to continually work to discipline the self into a biomedical ... More


Biomedical Sciences

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the developments in the teaching of biomedical sciences at Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. Though the medical faculty was established in 1885, its teaching and ... More


Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Cyrus Schayegh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the ... More


Prologue: Science and Fiction

Nikolai Krementsov

in Revolutionary Experiments: The Quest for Immortality in Bolshevik Science and Fiction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199992980
eISBN:
9780199370016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199992980.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides a general introduction to the themes, subjects, and major protagonists of this book, outlining its sources, approaches, and genealogy.


The Dangers of Modernity: Neurology, Psychiatry, and the Effects of Modern Technology and a Modern Economy

Cyrus Schayegh

in Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong: Science, Class, and the Formation of Modern Iranian Society, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254473
eISBN:
9780520943544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254473.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Specific biomedical sciences have not been passively received from Western countries. They can be described as being accurate in interaction with—and thus able to shed of light on—conditions seen to ... More


Biomedical Odysseys: Fetal Cell Experiments from Cyberspace to China

Priscilla Song

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174778
eISBN:
9781400885282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174778.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged ... More


The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science

S. M. Reid-Henry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709178
eISBN:
9780226709192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709192.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, his second declaration, after socialism, was that Cuba would become a leader in international science. In biotechnology he would be proven right and, today, ... More


Dual-Use Research and Inductive Risk

David B. Resnik

in Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Dual-use research is research that can be readily employed for beneficial or harmful purposes. Using recent examples from biomedical science, this chapter argues that scientists who are assessing the ... More


Lessons and Legacies: A Martian on Earth

in A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226454122
eISBN:
9780226454146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the multiple legacies Alexander Bogdanov bequeathed to Soviet science. It highlights the importance of his proletarian science in providing foundation for much of Soviet science ... More


Epilogue

Gerard N. Burrow

in A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092073
eISBN:
9780300132885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092073.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book concludes with an understanding of the Yale University School of Medicine's fortunes at the time of its tercentenary, which will allow the story to be put in context. It is generally ... More


Being Born with Dignity: Selecting the Genetic Characteristics of Offspring

Beryck Beyleveld and Roger Brownsword

in Human Dignity in Bioethics and Biolaw

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268260
eISBN:
9780191683473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268260.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Developments in modern biotechnology and biomedical science enable those wanting children to select the genetic characteristics of their offspring. This chapter considers whether various means to ... More


Replication and Repetition in Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses in Medicine

Leonard Leibovici and Mical Paul

in Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300209549
eISBN:
9780300228038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209549.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analysis (MA). SRs are reviews of the “best available,” reliable studies focused on a specific research question. Most often, the studies ... More


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