Hearts Exposed: Transplants and the Media in 1960s Britain - Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History (Hardback)
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Hearts Exposed: Transplants and the Media in 1960s Britain - Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History (Hardback)

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Hardback 262 Pages / Published: 30/01/2009
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This book examines the relationship between medicine and the media in 1960's Britain, when the first wave of heart transplants were as much media as medical events and marked a decisive period in post-war history. Public trust in their doctors was significantly undermined, and medicine was held publicly to account as never before.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403987303
Number of pages: 262
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Ayesha Nathoo's well-reseached book provides a stimulating cultural history of these events...This is a fascinating book which is a distinctive and important addition to the growing literature on the history of science.' - Adrian Bingham, The English Historical Review

'Hearts Exposed is a lively, well-illustrated, and above all persuasive plea for better understanding of the nuances of the relationship between medicine and the media. It is a welcome addition to the series and serves the valuable function of opening up a range of exciting opportunities for further work in this broad area of research.' -Martin Conboy, The Sixties

'Hearts Exposed is an engaging contribution to our understanding of the relations between medicine and the media.' - Sir Roy Calne, The Lancet

'Readers of Hearts Exposed who, like its author, were not around when these events happened might find them as extraordinary as this book - as well written as it is well researched - is fascinating. Those of us who, like this reviewer, took part in them know that this history is as accurate as it is gripping.' - Alfred Browne, British MedicalJournal

'...a provocative and important contribution in the history of modern surgery and history of postwar medicine. It is a fascinating text...' - Endeavour

'This is a timely and well-crafted contribution to current media debates over the moral and ethical responsibilities of the medical profession. Given today's furore over organ donation, it provides a much-needed historical dimension to the anxieties facing physicians, surgeons and patients about the limitations and responsibilities of medical know-how...Nathoo provides a rich account of a process of increasing public intervention in the practice of medicine in general, and transplantation in particular.' - Medical History

'By focusing on the rich British story and highlighting engagement between medicine and the media, Ayesha Nathoo's book offers an important new perspective on the history of organ transplants and deserves a wide-ranging audience.' -ISIS

'...this study provides a useful research framework with which ti examine the relationship between medicine and the media.' - Sociology of Health & Illness

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