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Hearts exposed
Ayesha Nathoo

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Hearts exposed
transplants and the media in 1960s Britain
Ayesha Nathoo.

Published 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Making the heart transplantable
The "pump" : its disciplines, institutions, and professionals
"Spare-part surgery" and human heart transplants
Preparing doctors and the public
Communicating medicine in post-war Britain
Doctors and the control of medical communication
Making medical news and the challenge of television
Medical accountability
Creating the most famous operation in the world
Breaking news
Louis Washkansky : the world's most famous patient
Christiaan Barnard : South Africa's "most valued ambassador"
"The most extraordinary programme ever shown on television" : a new medium for debating medicine
Negotiating arenas and methods of medical debate
Tomorrow's world in the making : shaping medical debate
Response to the "medical circus"
Hospital-media relations in the first British heart transplant
Staging a press conference to manage a media event
Continuing the story : using the press or being used
Divided communities
Managing medicine's image in the time of the heart transplants
Public accountability
"Brain death" and access to medical decision-making
Donor supply and trust in the medical profession
A moratorium on heart transplants.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Science, technology, and medicine in modern history


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RD598.35.T7 N38 2009

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