Book ID: CBB674744598

Making Sense of Medicine: Material Culture and the Reproduction of Medical Knowledge (2022)


A critical reflection on the relationship between materials and the reproduction of medical knowledge.  Medical knowledge manifests in materials, and materials are integral to the reproduction of medical knowledge. From the novice student to the expert practitioner, those who study and work in and around medicine rely on material guidance in their everyday practice and as they seek to further their craft. To that end, this edited collection brings together historians, anthropologists, educators, artists, and curators to explore the role of materiality in medical education.  With a broad temporal focus and international scope, the volume focuses on the materials, objects, tools, and technologies that facilitate the reproduction of medical knowledge and often also reify understandings of medical science. Experimental in form and supplemented with ethnographic, museological, and historical cases from around the world, this edited volume is the first to fully explore the matter of medical education in the modern world.

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Authors & Contributors
Robison, Kira Lynn
Magdalena Kersting
James Waghorne
Haglund, Jesper
Youngju Lee
Hye-sim Sŏl
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Technology and Culture
Science and Education
Medical History
Iranian Studies
Transcript Publishing
Springer International Publishing
University of Rochester Press
University of New South Wales Press
Transaction Publishers
Teaching; pedagogy
Medical education and teaching
Physicians; doctors
Global history
Knowledge and learning
Wong, Fun
Papineau, Lactance
Time Periods
19th century
Early modern
21st century
20th century, late
Great Britain
Québec (Canada)
Bologna (Italy)
United States
University of Bologna (Italy)
Oxford University
University of Edinburgh
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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