Imaging and Imagining the Fetus: the Development of Obstetric Ultrasound

Nicolson, M. and Fleming, J.E.E. (2013) Imaging and Imagining the Fetus: the Development of Obstetric Ultrasound. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD. ISBN 9781421407937

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Abstract

To its proponents, the ultrasound scanner is a safe, reliable, and indispensable aid to diagnosis. Its detractors, on the other hand, argue that its development and use are driven by the technological enthusiasms of doctors and engineers (and the commercial interests of manufacturers) and not by concern to improve the clinical care of women. In some U.S. states, an ultrasound scan is now required by legislation before a woman can obtain an abortion, adding a new dimension to an already controversial practice. Imaging and Imagining the Fetus engages both the development of a modern medical technology and the concerted critique of that technology.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nicolson, Professor Malcolm
Authors: Nicolson, M., and Fleming, J.E.E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
ISBN:9781421407937
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