Table of contents for The risks of medical innovation : risk perception and assessment in historical context / [edited by] Thomas Schlich and Ulrich Tröhler.

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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:

Medical innovations.
Health risk assessment.
Risk perception.
Biomedical Technology -- trends.
History of Medicine.
History, Modern.
Public Opinion.
Risk Assessment -- trends.
Technology Assessment, Biomedical -- trends.