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Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty

Christa Teston

Abstract

Uncertainty in cancer care is mitigated, albeit only in part, through medical evidence. But not all evidences are equally persuasive. What materials and methods, therefore, make some medical evidences mean more than others? What historical, political, economic, and ideological assumptions are built into the biomedical backstage’s evidential practices? This book seeks to answer such questions by investigating the inventive ways humans and nonhumans work together to manufacture medical evidence. Each chapter analyzes one specific scientific method for negotiating medical uncertainty in cancer ca ... More

Keywords: uncertainty, rhetoric, backstage, biomedicine, evidence, material feminism, visual rhetoric, assessment, synthesis, computation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226450520
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226450834.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christa Teston, author
The Ohio State University