Surgeons, Manufacturers and Patients: A Transatlantic History of Total Hip Replacement

Anderson, Julie and Neary, Francis and Pickstone, John V. (2007) Surgeons, Manufacturers and Patients: A Transatlantic History of Total Hip Replacement. Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History . Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, 240 pp. ISBN 978-0230553149. E-ISBN 978-0230596238. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230596238) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Total Hip Replacement (THR), or Artificial Hip, brought pain-free mobility to millions of older people, and then to younger, relatively athletic patients. THR transformed orthopaedics and became the basis of a global industry. This pioneering study explores THR in the very different health economies of the UK and the US, asking searching questions about surgeons, technologies and companies, and about costs as well as benefits.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 12:06 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 08:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54084 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Anderson, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7131-3704
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