Publisher description for The risks of medical innovation : risk perception and assessment in historical context / [edited by] Thomas Schlich and Ulrich Trohler.

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This volume views risk and medical innovation in a social historical perspective providing a much-needed contribution to our knowledge of the historical development of the modern notions of risk and safety.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Medical innovations.
Health risk assessment.
Risk perception.
Biomedical Technology -- trends.
History of Medicine.
History, Modern.
Public Opinion.
Risk Assessment -- trends.
Technology Assessment, Biomedical -- trends.