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The Resource Biomedical platforms : realigning the normal and the pathological in late-twentieth-century medicine, Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

Biomedical platforms : realigning the normal and the pathological in late-twentieth-century medicine, Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio

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Biomedical platforms : realigning the normal and the pathological in late-twentieth-century medicine
Title
Biomedical platforms
Title remainder
realigning the normal and the pathological in late-twentieth-century medicine
Statement of responsibility
Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the end of World War II, biology and medicine have merged in remarkably productive ways. In this book Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio analyze the transformation of medicine into biomedicine and its consequences, ranging from the recasting of hospital architecture to the redefinition of the human body, disease, and therapeutic practices. To describe this new alignment between the normal and the pathological, the authors introduce the notion of the biomedical platform. Defined as a specific configuration of instruments, individuals, and programs, biomedical platforms generate routines, entities, and activities, held together by standard reagents and protocols. Biological entities such as cell surface markers, oncogenes, and DNA profiles now exist as both normal biological components of the organism and as pathological signs--that is, as biomedical substances. The notion of a biomedical platform allows researchers interested in the development of contemporary medicine to describe events and processes overlooked by other approaches.The authors focus on a specific biomedical platform known as immunophenotyping. They describe its emergence as an experimental system with roots in biology (immunology) and pathology (oncology). They recount how this experimental system was transformed into a biomedical platform initially for the diagnosis of leukemia and subsequently for other diseases such as AIDS. Through this case study, they show that a biomedical platform is the bench upon which conventions concerning the biological or normal are connected with conventions concerning the medical or pathological. They observe that new platforms are often aligned with existing ones and integrated into an expanding set of clinical-biological strategies
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N$T
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1953-
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Keating, Peter
Dewey number
306.4/61
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.K39 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2003 M-404
  • WA 31
NLM item number
K25b 2003
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cambrosio, Alberto
Series statement
Inside technology
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  • Social medicine
  • Biotechnology
  • Sociology, Medical
  • Biomarkers
  • Immunophenotyping
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Biotechnology
  • Social medicine
  • Wetenschapsdynamica
  • Biotechnologie
  • Biomedische techniek
  • Immunologie
  • Pathologie
  • Médecine sociale
  • Biotechnologie
  • 44.06 medical sociology
  • 44.31 medical physics
  • Biologie
  • Immunphänotypisierung
  • Interdisziplinäre Forschung
  • Krankheitsbegriff
  • Medizin
  • Wissenschaftlicher Fortschritt
Label
Biomedical platforms : realigning the normal and the pathological in late-twentieth-century medicine, Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-525) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An Introduction to Platforms -- 2. Hospital Platforms -- 3. Biomedicine and Platforms -- 4. Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Immunophenotyping: Building a Platform -- 5. Running the Immunophenotyping Platform -- 6. The Core of the Platform: Markers -- 7. At the Periphery: Flow and Slides -- 8. Regulating Immunophenotyping -- 9. Regulating Diseases on the Platform -- 10. Conclusion: Platform Sociology -- App. List of Interviewees
Control code
53795840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 544 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262276870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99807933764
Other physical details
illustrations.
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  • 1622
  • 9780262276870
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53795840
Label
Biomedical platforms : realigning the normal and the pathological in late-twentieth-century medicine, Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-525) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. An Introduction to Platforms -- 2. Hospital Platforms -- 3. Biomedicine and Platforms -- 4. Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Immunophenotyping: Building a Platform -- 5. Running the Immunophenotyping Platform -- 6. The Core of the Platform: Markers -- 7. At the Periphery: Flow and Slides -- 8. Regulating Immunophenotyping -- 9. Regulating Diseases on the Platform -- 10. Conclusion: Platform Sociology -- App. List of Interviewees
Control code
53795840
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 544 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262276870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99807933764
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1622
  • 9780262276870
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53795840

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