Making Sense of Medicine (Book)

Material Culture and the Reproduction of Medical Knowledge

Edited by John Nott and Anna Harris

Leading historians, anthropologists, educators and designers explore the role of materiality in medical education. With a broad focus, international scope and experimental format, this is the first book to seriously reflect on the material relationship between the medical school and reproduction of medical knowledge. 81 col. and 34 b&w illus.

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This edited collection will bring together historians, anthropologists, educators and designers to explore the role of materiality in medical education. With a broad temporal focus, international scope and experimental format, this will be the first book to seriously reflect on the material relationship between the medical school and the reproduction of medical knowledge.

John Nott is an economic and medical historian and a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He previously worked as part of the ‘Making Clinical Sense’ project at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Anna Harris is associate professor of anthropology and science and technology studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Her work concerns issues of learning, sensing (and other bodily practices) and the contemporary/historical role of technologies in medicine. She leads the European Research Council funded project ‘Making Clinical Sense.’

INTRODUCTION: WHAT MATTERS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION?

          John Nott and Anna Harris

ARCHITECTURE

DESIGNING A DISCIPLINE: ARCHITECTURE FOR PATHOLOGY IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD 

          Annmarie Adams

ART

OBJECTIVITY, ART AND MEDICAL IMAGES 

          Sally Wyatt

BALLOONS

LESSONS FROM A BALLOON 

          Christine den Harder and Anna Harris

CADAVERS

THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE DEAD AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE LIVING: KINETIC CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE LIMITS OF THE CADAVER 

          Rachel Prentice

CHALKBOARDS

ANATOMY OF THE CHALKBOARD

          Rachel Vaden Allison

CIGARETTE PAPERS

THE CIGARETTE PAPER, THE EMBROIDERER, AND THE GENDERED CRAFT OF VASCULAR SURGERY

          Paul Craddock

CIRCULATION

CIRCULATED CONCEPTS, IMAGES AND OBJECTS 

          Harro van Lente

DISSECTING ROOMS

‘THE LADY ANATOMIST’: FRAGMENTED BODIES, PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSEMBLAGE AND THE ‘ART’ OF DISSECTION AT WOMAN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1895–98 

          Jessica M. Dandona

FILM

‘SEE FOR YOURSELF’: AUTOPSY FILM AS AUDIO-VISUAL MEDIATION OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES, c.1928–1962 

          Christian Bonah and Joel Danet

FILM

‘NOW WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT A PIECE OF FILM’: PROJECTING MEDICINE IN TWENTIETH CENTURY MEDICAL EDUCATION 

          Angela Saward

GARDENS

GROUNDWORK FOR PLANETARY HEALTH: REIMAGINING GARDENS IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

          Stacey Langwick and Mary Mosha

GLOVES

THE CONTEXT OF TOUCH: GLOVES AND THE PELVIC EXAM

          Kelly Underman

HANDBOOKS

CHINESE MEDICAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND COMMUNIST MATERIALISM, 1950-1966 

          Lan Li

HEARTS

THE HEART OF THE SIMULATED MATTER: INTERPROFESSIONAL TRAINING PRACTICES OF CLINICAL CARE 

          Ivana Guarrasi

ILLUSTRATIONS

PERFORMED WITH CARE: ENACTING ACCURACY IN MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION 

          Drew Danielle Belsky

ILLUSTRATIONS

MATERIAL IMAGES: FLESH ON PAPER IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY SURGICAL DRAWING

          Harriet Palfreyman

ILLUSTRATIONS

THE RADFORD COLLECTION: EXPLORING AND EXPERIENCING THE MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY MIDWIFERY LECTURE 

          Rebecca Whiteley

LABOUR

INVISIBLE WORK

          Sally Wyatt

MICROSCOPES

THE VIRTUAL MICROSCOPE: TRACING KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN MICROSTRUCTURE THROUGH DIGITAL IMAGES

          R. Claire Aland, Nicole Shepherd, Belinda Swyny and Mary-Louise Roy Manchadi

MUSEUMS

THE PATHOLOGY MUSEUM AT KORLE BU

          Robert Kumoji and John Nott

NURSERVERS

THE NURSERVER 

          David Theodore

PHOTOGRAPHS

TYPOLOGIES OF FATNESS: CONSTITUTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN WESTERN MEDICINE, c.1930-60 

          Anne Katrine Kleberg Hansen

PLACE, AND AFFECT

MATTERS OF PLACE AND AFFECT 

          Rachel Vaden Allison and John Nott

PROPS

PROPS IN BREAKING BAD NEWS SIMULATION 

          Kaisu Koski and Kirsten Ostherr

RADIOGRAPHS

LASERS, SCREENS AND MODELS: THE MATERIAL ASSEMBLAGES OF LEARNING PATTERN RECOGNITION IN RADIOGRAPHY EDUCATION 

          Peter D. Winter

SIMULATIONS

SIMULATIONS IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION

          Andrea Wojcik

SKULLS

MEDICAL MUSEUMS, MATERIALITY, AND THE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY OF PHINEAS GAGE

          Denielle Elliott with Dominic Hall

STETHOSCOPES

THIS THING, A STETHOSCOPE 

          Claire Wendland

TEXTILES

MATERIALITIES OF SURGERY: LEARNING THROUGH THREAD

          Roger Kneebone and Fleur Oakes

ULTRASOUNDS

DEVELOPING ULTRASOUND: KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, 1945-1980

          Jakob Lehne

WOUNDS

THE FAKE WOUND: THINKING THROUGH MATERIALS IN OSCE SIMULATIONS 

          Andrea Wojcik, Victor Mogre, Anthony Amalba, Celia Yamile Rodriguez and Francis A. Abantanga

ZEBRAS

ZEBRAS, NOT HORSES: ON LIMITS AND MARGINS OF BIOMEDICAL KNOWLEDGE 

          Candida F. Sanchez Burmester

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS

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