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The Strength of Loose Concepts — Boundary Concepts, Federative Experimental Strategies and Disciplinary Growth: The Case of Immunology
Collaboration between distinct professional groups in producing innovations is at the very heart of modern science, little and Big. In view of what we know of the difficulty of passing informationExpand
The Wellcome Trust illustrated history of tropical diseases
  • I. Löwy
  • Medicine
  • Medical History
  • 1 October 1997
TLDR
Combining relevant source materials with thought-provoking philosophical and historical studies, this volume-as its predecessor clearly constitutes an important step forward in the serious historiography of medical ethics. Expand
Hormone replacement therapy, cancer, controversies, and women’s health: historical, epidemiological, biological, clinical, and advocacy perspectives
TLDR
It was found that understanding the evolving and contending knowledge on hormones and health requires considering its societal context, including the impact of the pharmaceutical industry, the biomedical emphasis on individualised risk and preventive medicine, and the gendering of hormones. Expand
Prenatal diagnosis: the irresistible rise of the 'visible fetus'.
  • I. Löwy
  • Medicine
  • Studies in history and philosophy of biological…
  • 1 September 2014
TLDR
The transformation of prenatal diagnosis into a routine medical technology was, to a great extent, an invisible revolution. Expand
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