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Contents List of illustrations Notes on contributors Preface Ulrich Tröhler and Thomas Schlich Risk and Medical Innovation: A Historical Perspective Thomas Schlich To Assess and to Improve: Practitioners? Approaches to Doubts Linked with Medical Innovations 1720-1920 Ulrich Tröhler Anaesthesia and the Evaluation of Surgical Risk in Mid-Nineteenth century Britain Ian Burney Redemption, Danger, and Risk: The History of Anti-Bacterial Chemotherapy and the Transformation of Tuberculin Christoph Gradmann ?As Safe as Milk or Sugar Water?: Perceptions of Risks and Benefits of the BCG Vaccine in the 1920s and 1930s in France and Germany. Christian Bonah From Danger to Risk: The Perception and Regulation of X-Rays in Switzerland 1896-1970 Monika Dommann The Population as Patient: Alice Stewart and the Controversy Over Low-Level Radiation in the 1950s Sarah Dry To Treat or Not to Treat: Drug Research and the Changing Nature of Essential Hypertension Carsten Timmermann Hormones at Risk: Cancer and the Medical Uses of Industrially-Produced Sex Steroids in Germany, 1930-1960 Jean-Paul Gaudillière Assessment and Medical Authority in Operative Fracture Care in the 1960 and 1970s Thomas Schlich Assessing the Risk and Safety of the Pill: Maternal Mortality and the Pill Lara Marks Addressing Uncertainties: The Conceptualisation of Brain Death in Switzerland 1960-2000 Silke Bellanger and Aline Steinbrecher Risk on Trial. The Interaction of Innovation and Risk in Cancer Clinical Trials Alberto Cambrosio and Peter Keating BioRisk: Interleukin-2 from Laboratory to Market in the United States and Germany Arthur Daemmrich The Redemption of Thalidomide: Standardizing the Risk of Birth Defects Stefan Timmermans and Valerie Leiter
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Health risk assessment.
Biomedical Technology -- trends.
History of Medicine.
Risk Assessment -- trends.
Technology Assessment, Biomedical -- trends.