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Leeuwenhoek's Legatees and Beijerinck's Beneficiaries

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ISBN: 9789048544066 9789463720113 Year: Pages: 361 DOI: 10.5117/9789463720113 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- History
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The title of the book pays tribute to two Dutch scientists without whom virology would arguably not exist today, at least not in its present guise. The first is Antony van Leeuwenhoek, whose reports of microscopic discoveries in the early eighteenth century aroused interest in the world of invisible creatures. His findings laid the basis for a theory of a particulate cause of infectious diseases, but, as George Rosen wrote, without any tangible results in support of the theory (1993/1958, pp. 84-85). Some 250 years later Martinus Willem Beijerinck launched the discipline of virology with his idea that tobacco mosaic disease (TMD) was caused by a living contagious fluid or filterable living pathogen.

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History --- medicine --- microbiology --- virology

Care at a Distance

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Book Series: Care & Welfare ISBN: 9789089643971 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_413032 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Computer Science --- Medicine (General) --- Political Science
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This widely researched study demonstrates convincingly that neither grandiose promises nor nightmare scenarios have much to do with actual care practices employing telecare. Combining detailed ethnographic studies of nurses and patients involved in telecare with a broad theoretical frameworky from various disciplines, the author concludes that these practices leads to more rather than less intense caring relations, resulting from a spectacular raise in the frequency of contacts between nurses and patients. Patients are much taken with this, not because they feel they are finally able to manage themselves, but because they can ‘leave things to the experts’. The patients find that caring is something that is best done for others. The book frames urgent questions about the future of telecare and the ways in which innovative care practices can be built on facts rather than hopes, hypes or nightmares.

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