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Over the past two centuries, technology has played a significant role in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of disease in Canada. This volume examines the various technological developments in Canadian medicine from 1900 to 1950. The selection of diseases, research initiatives, and medical treatments highlights larger patterns in medicine, identifies Canadian contributions, and considers the impact of these innovations on Canadian society. This study of medicine and its technology attempts to balance discussion of the technological development of devices with the larger meanings of medical technologys diffusion and adoption. It gives special attention to the Canadian experience.
Authors: Allison Kirk-Montgomery and Shelley McKellar