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Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Until recently, few historians paid close attention to the ways in which medical journals helped to shape modern medicine. Instead, it was generally assumed that the journals simply reflected the medicine of their time and place. Almost 30 years ago, however, Marshall McLuhan became famous for the phrase "the medium is the message," and ever since then, the relationships between content and form have drawn considerable interest. Most recently, what is generally termed the "social construction of knowledge" has caused vociferous debate across the humanities and social sciences. This viewpoint breaks down the usual division between mental and social or material events by arguing that even facts are accepted as true because of social consensus rather than because nature happens to be a certain way. Whatever the merits of this controversial outlook, it has increasingly focused the attention of historians on the ways in which knowledge and values are produced http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 113 (2) – Feb 1, 1995

Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Until recently, few historians paid close attention to the ways in which medical journals helped to shape modern medicine. Instead, it was generally assumed that the journals simply reflected the medicine of their time and place. Almost 30 years ago, however, Marshall McLuhan became famous for the phrase "the medium is the message," and ever...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1995.01100020025022
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract Until recently, few historians paid close attention to the ways in which medical journals helped to shape modern medicine. Instead, it was generally assumed that the journals simply reflected the medicine of their time and place. Almost 30 years ago, however, Marshall McLuhan became famous for the phrase "the medium is the message," and ever since then, the relationships between content and form have drawn considerable interest. Most recently, what is generally termed the "social construction of knowledge" has caused vociferous debate across the humanities and social sciences. This viewpoint breaks down the usual division between mental and social or material events by arguing that even facts are accepted as true because of social consensus rather than because nature happens to be a certain way. Whatever the merits of this controversial outlook, it has increasingly focused the attention of historians on the ways in which knowledge and values are produced

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1995

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