A Ghost Map of Medical Device Companies in the UK and Ireland (c.1970-2021)

Continuing our occasional series looking at medical devices from a historical perspective, we here provide a foundational resource for those looking into medical device business history. Building on our earlier preliminary historical research concerning the publics of medical devices, we are here sharing a way to visualise some of the most important businesses for the … Continue reading “A Ghost Map of Medical Device Companies in the UK and Ireland (c.1970-2021)”

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Medical Devices as Boundary Technologies: Economics, Medicine, and the State in Ireland

Continuing our occasional series of posts looking at medical devices from a historical perspective, Kevin Matthew Jones surveys newspaper coverage from the early 2000s, finding devices linked with national identity, culture, finance and fame. In the first of my blog posts, I outlined the research I have conducted with the Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 project on … Continue reading “Medical Devices as Boundary Technologies: Economics, Medicine, and the State in Ireland”

Making Meaning in Medical Devices – A Historical View

This post is the second in an occasional series, building up a historical picture of the everyday cyborg. During my time with the Everyday Cyborgs project, I have catalogued historical newspaper articles that have used the term ‘medical device’, in order to chart its development in British popular media since 1945. Here are a few reflections on what I … Continue reading “Making Meaning in Medical Devices – A Historical View”

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The Historical Geography of the Everyday Cyborg?

This post is the first in an occasional series building up a historical picture of the Everyday Cyborg One of the tasks currently being undertaken on the Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 project is to historicise the Everyday Cyborg. Some might disagree about how to define this central concept, and others might wonder whether there are better … Continue reading “The Historical Geography of the Everyday Cyborg?”

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