Body Counts: Medical Quantification in Historical and Sociological Perspectives/Perspectives Historiques Et Sociologiques by Gerard Jorland

Body Counts: Medical Quantification in Historical and Sociological Perspectives/Perspectives Historiques Et Sociologiques (Spanish)

Gerard Jorland, Annick Opinel and George Weisz
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  • ISBN
    9780773529250 / 077352925X
  • Title Body Counts: Medical Quantification in Historical and Sociological Perspectives/Perspectives Historiques Et Sociologiques
  • Author Gerard Jorland, Annick Opinel and George Weisz
  • Category History Of Medicine
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 417
  • Publisher
    McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Imprint McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Language Spanish
  • Dimensions 155mm x 27mm x 229mm

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Culled from the proceedings of 'La quantification dans les sciences medicales et de la sante: perspective historique' held at the Musee Claude-Bernard in France in 2002, this title moves beyond the usual emphasis on public health and clinical medicine to include the central role of numbers in laboratory work and medical instrumentation.

Publisher Description

In an invigorating comparative and interdisciplinary reconsideration of the role of different types of medical “counting,” this wide-ranging bilingual volume takes us from the mortality tables of the eighteenth century to the movement for “evidence-based medicine” in our own day. Culled from the proceedings of “La quantification dans les sciences medicales et de la sante: perspective historique” held at the Musee Claude-Bernard in France in 2002, Body Counts moves beyond the usual emphasis on public health and clinical medicine to include the central role of numbers in laboratory work and medical instrumentation. Body Counts provides an innovative, historical, and sociological account of the functions of quantification. Contributors include Luc Berlivet (INSERM, CNRS, Paris), Alberto Cambrosio (McGill University), Sir Iain Chalmers (James Lind Library, Oxford), Nicholas Dodier (INSERM, CNRS, Paris), Michael Donnelly (Bard College), Volker Hess (Humboldt-University), Peter Keating (University of Quebec at Montreal), Ann La Berge (Virginia Tech University), Ilana Lowy (INSERM, CNRS, Paris), Harry M.
Marks (Johns Hopkins University), Lion Murard (INSERM, CNRS, Paris), Mark Parascandola (National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland), Theodore M. Porter (University of California at Los Angeles), Andrea Rusnock (University of Rhode Island), Christiane Sinding (INSERM, CNRS, Paris), and Ulrich Trohler (Institut fur Geschichte der Medizin der Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat).

Author Biography

Gerard Jorland is director of research, Centre de recherches historiques, Ecole des hautes etudes sciences sociales, Paris.
Annick Opinel, formerly of the Fondation Merieux, is head of the Centre de recherches historiques, Institut Pasteur, Paris.
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