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Naked to the Bone

Naked to the Bone - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201328332

Cover of Naked to the Bone 97 (ISBN 978-0201328332)
ISBN13: 978-0201328332
ISBN10: 020132833X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Perseus Press
Published: 1997
International: No

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Naked to the Bone - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201328332

Bettyann H. Kevles

ISBN13: 978-0201328332
ISBN10: 020132833X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 97
Copyright: 1997
Publisher: Perseus Press
Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

A century ago, the living body, like most of the material world, was opaque. Then Wilhelm Roentgen captured and X-ray image of his wife's finger-her wedding ring "floating" around a white bone-and our range of vision changed forever. By the 1920s, X-ray technology was common-place: all army recruits had lined up for chest pictures during WWI, and children were examining the bones of their feet in shoe store fluoroscopes, spectacularly unaware of the radiation they were absorbing. Through lucid prose, vivid anecdotes, and over seventy striking illustrations, science writer Bettyann Holtzman Kevles shows how X-rays and the subsequent daughter technologies-CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound-transformed the practice of medicine (from pediatrics to neurosurgery), the rules of evidence in courts, and the vision of artists.

Author Bio

Kevles, Bettyann Holtzmann :

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles is a writer whose reviews of books on science have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and on National Public Radio's Science Friday. She is the author of Females of the Species: Sex and Survival in the Animal Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The X-Ray Years

The Discovery of X-Rays: Seeing Is Believing
Medical Applications: The Living Body Beneath the Skin
Technological Innovation 1897-1918: Building a Better Mousetrap
Medical Politics Between the Wars: Setting Standards
Technological Innovation 1918-1940: Sharper, Clearer, Deeper
X-Rays in the Imagination: The Avant-Garde Through Surrealism

Beyond The X-Ray

The Perfect Slice: The Story of CT Scanning
A Subtler Slice: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
From the Inside Out: PET (Positron Emission Tomography) in Nuclear Medicine
Looking Through Women: The Development of Ultrasound and Mammography
The Transparent Body in Late Twentieth-Century Culture

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