Class Notes (970,176)
US (382,639)
UMN (3,749)
HMED (18)
HMED 3075 (18)
Tobbell D (18)
Lecture 12

HMED 3075 Lecture 12: the patient in 20th century american medicine
Premium

by OneClass511306 , Fall 2016
3 Pages
73 Views
Fall 2016

Department
History of Medicine
Course Code
HMED 3075
Professor
Tobbell D
Lecture
12

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
HMED 3075 Lecture Notes 10/26 Technology and Patient Identity
Le cture : The Patient in 20th ce ntury America n Me dicine
Re a d in g : Shelley McKellar, “Limitations Exposed: Willem J. Kolff and his Contentious Pursuit of a
Mechanical Heart.
Th e p a tie n t in 19th Ce n tu ry America
Physicians expe cte d patients to be complia nt
The y re lie d on pa tie nts de scription of his /her s ymptoms
o Depended on the physician’s ability to listen to the patient
o The y could dia gnose a nd tre a t through the mail
o Ta ilored treatme nts individually to the pa tie nts
Middle cla ss a mericans with chronic illne s ses could be come very knowle dge able about their
condition
o “Expert patient” would question the physician and consider changing caretaker if they
didn’t like the treatment
Th e p a tie n t a t the turn of th e 20th century
New diagnostic techs diminished importance of patient’s self-reported symptoms
Increasing gap between physician’s technical knowledge and patients knowledge
Physicians expe cte d greater de fe re nce and complia nce
o Patie nts continue d to ask que s tions a nd compla in.
o Sought a lte rna tive he ale rs ex. home opa ths , chiropra ctors , a nd midwive s .
Ch ildbirth in the e a rly 20th c e n tury ho s pita l
19th ce ntury childbirth
o Home birth with midwives. Woma n controlled.
o Pain, s uffe ring, a nd dangerous . Minimal role for physicia ns .
By e a rly 20th ce ntury, ne w technologie s and te chnique s
o Ane s the s ia , force ps , s te rile techniques, and surgica l intervention
o Provided by the mode rn hospital
Childbirth moves to the hos pital (by choice of mothe rs)
o Women sought relie f from pa in, suffe ring and da nge rs
o Phys icia n-controlle d; childbirth is medicalized
o Los s of pa tient autonomy
Th e American P a tient at Mid -Ce n tu ry
find more resources at oneclass.com
find more resources at oneclass.com

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
HMED 3075 Lecture Notes 1026 Technology and Patient Identity Lecture: The Patient in 20 century American Medicine Reading: Shelley McKellar, Limitations Exposed: Willem J. Kolff and his Contentious Pursuit of a Mechanical Heart. th The patient in 19 Century America Physicians expected patients to be compliant They relied on patients description of hisher symptoms o Depended on the physicians ability to listen to the patient o They could diagnose and treat through the mail o Tailored treatments individually to the patients Middle class americans with chronic illnesses could become very knowledgeable about their condition o Expert patient would question the physician and consider changing caretaker if they didnt like the treatment th The patient at the turn of the 20 century New diagnostic techs diminished importance o
More Less
Unlock Document
Start your 2 week free trial

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
Start your 2 week free trial
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document
Start your 2 week free trial

Share with your friends

Get 2 friends to sign-up for a free trial as well, and get an additional free week

Next

You've reached the limit of 4 previews this month

Create an account for unlimited previews.

Already have an account?

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit