L ECTURE 8-M EDICAL S CIENCE
R ISE OF LABORATORY MEDICINE
When medicine became scientific
Two major categories; hospital and laboratory medicine- Landmarks of modern medicine.
o Hospital medicine- led to new view of the body and collection of symptoms
Open space ; patients and families allowed to enter and cook.
o Laboratory medicine- explain body on cellular level, and describe its function as
dynamic processes, by means of physiology and chemistry
Lab is a defined space and theory, methodology and technology
Drive towards measurement
Experiment is the landmark of laboratories.
Very private, regulated spaces
Ex. Leibig’s Lab –
New labs had more structure
Shift in the medical representation of medical practitioners
Increasing use in instruments and measurement; and silencing of patients.
F ROM THE BODY TO PARTS IN THE CELL
Theodor Schwann – 1838- cell placed at the centre of life- cell is basic living unit
Rudolph Virchow- cellular pathology- cell is basic foundation for scientific medicine.
o All diseases result from the