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The Resource A calculus of suffering : pain, professionalism, and anesthesia in nineteenth-century America, Martin S. Pernick

A calculus of suffering : pain, professionalism, and anesthesia in nineteenth-century America, Martin S. Pernick

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A calculus of suffering : pain, professionalism, and anesthesia in nineteenth-century America
Title
A calculus of suffering
Title remainder
pain, professionalism, and anesthesia in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Martin S. Pernick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
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Pernick, Martin S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Anesthesia
  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pain
  • Anesthesiology
  • History, 19th Century
  • United States
Label
A calculus of suffering : pain, professionalism, and anesthesia in nineteenth-century America, Martin S. Pernick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Anesthesia and medicine in nineteenth-century America -- 1. The case of McGonigle's foot: nonanesthetic surgery in postanesthetic America -- 2. A house divided: an interpretive overview of nineteenth-century American medicine -- Part II. Why not everyone? The meaning of selective anesthetization -- 3. The drawbacks of anesthesia -- 4. The benefits of anesthesia -- 5. The professional calculus: anesthesia and the origins of utilitarian professionalism -- 6. From the universal to the particular: professionalism, anesthesia, and human individuality -- 7. "They don't feel it like we do": social politics and the perception of pain -- Part III. Who received anesthetics: theory and practice -- 8. Indications and contraindications: rules for using anesthetics -- 9. Ideology and action: who actually received anesthetics -- 10. Why doctors still differed -- 11. Anesthesia and the calculus of suffering: a critical evaluation -- Afterword: Professionalism and change: history and social theory
Control code
ocm10914467
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780231051873
Lccn
84012664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A calculus of suffering : pain, professionalism, and anesthesia in nineteenth-century America, Martin S. Pernick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Anesthesia and medicine in nineteenth-century America -- 1. The case of McGonigle's foot: nonanesthetic surgery in postanesthetic America -- 2. A house divided: an interpretive overview of nineteenth-century American medicine -- Part II. Why not everyone? The meaning of selective anesthetization -- 3. The drawbacks of anesthesia -- 4. The benefits of anesthesia -- 5. The professional calculus: anesthesia and the origins of utilitarian professionalism -- 6. From the universal to the particular: professionalism, anesthesia, and human individuality -- 7. "They don't feel it like we do": social politics and the perception of pain -- Part III. Who received anesthetics: theory and practice -- 8. Indications and contraindications: rules for using anesthetics -- 9. Ideology and action: who actually received anesthetics -- 10. Why doctors still differed -- 11. Anesthesia and the calculus of suffering: a critical evaluation -- Afterword: Professionalism and change: history and social theory
Control code
ocm10914467
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780231051873
Lccn
84012664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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