TITLE

X-rays and technology as metaphor

AUTHOR(S)
Lentle, Brian
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/22/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 4, p512
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on metaphors which incorporate mention of x-rays and other technology. Discusses public reaction to the invention of the x-ray during the Victorian era and the effects it had on society and medicine; How the x-ray is considered metaphorically even in the modern era; How comments on x-rays have provided commentary on social norms and values.
ACCESSION #
2814793

 

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