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In the light of media: Mass miniature radiography surveys for tuberculosis in Sweden, c. 1940–1970
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History of Science and Ideas.
2016 (English)In: Media History, ISSN 1368-8804, E-ISSN 1469-9729, Vol. 22, no 2, 201-216 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper aims to highlight the medical and medial relationships that were established and negotiated through the mass X-ray surveys for tuberculosis in Sweden from the early 1940s to 1970. In particular it focuses on three interrelated aspects. Firstly, it shows how mass miniature radiography was developed through the pairing of old X-ray technology with new photographic technology. Secondly, it demonstrates how the survey campaigns enabled connections between medical and media institutions and professional groups. Thirdly, it discusses how the mass surveys helped to create and mediate relations between doctors and patients, experts and lay people, sick and healthy people, participants and objectors. In conclusion, it argues that these three aspects together are crucial if we wish to understand the mediatisation of the medical sphere as well as the medicalisation of everyday life during the twentieth century.

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2016. Vol. 22, no 2, 201-216 p.
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Humanities History of Ideas
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History of Sciences and Ideas
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-282851DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2016.1161503ISI: 000374341700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-282851DiVA: diva2:917630
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Dnr P10-0249:1
Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-07-18Bibliographically approved

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