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OCLC number
892100784
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Author
Tousignant, Noémi R.,author.
Title
Pain and the pursuit of objectivity :pain-measuring technologies in the United States, c1890-1975 /Noémi R. Tousignant.
Degree
Ph. D. -- McGill University, 2006
Publisher
[Montreal] :McGill University Libraries,[2006]
Description
1 online resource
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
Abstract
"Since the late 19th century, scientists and clinicians have generated an astonishing array of meters, scales, experimental designs, and questionnaires to quantify pain with more precision, accuracy, and objectivity. In this thesis, I follow the development and implementation of pain-measuring technologies in the United States until the mid-1970s. Focussing on how these technologies work, I analyse the relationship between practices of objectification; the social, material and technical resources on which these practices depend; and changing conceptions of pain, subjectivity and objectivity."--
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Subject
Pain Measurement -- United States -- History.
Technology United States -- History.
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