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Looking at the unborn: historical aspects of obstetric ultrasound

Tansey, E. and Christie, D. (Eds). (2000) Looking at the unborn: historical aspects of obstetric ultrasound. Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Vol.5. Wellcome Trust: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The obstetric ultrasound scanner had its major origins in a programme of research undertaken in Glasgow in the 1950s and 1960s, under the leadership of the obstetrician, Professor Ian Donald. Donald’s work was characterized by a remarkable series of collaborations between engineers and clinicians, many of whom took part in this Witness Seminar to consider the early history of ultrasound imaging, its technical development and significant clinical applications in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities. Technical and engineering developments of the scanner were discussed and it was practical demonstrations of the early scanners that gradually convinced the majority of obstetricians to invest time and training in this new technology. Participants include: Mr Usama Abdulla, Mr Thomas Brown, Professor Dugald Cameron, Professor Stuart Campbell, Mr John Fleming, Professor John MacVicar, Professor Peter Wells and Dr James Willocks. Introduction by E M Tansey, v, 80pp. 15 illustrations, glossary, subject and name index.

Type: Book
Title: Looking at the unborn: historical aspects of obstetric ultrasound
ISBN: 1841290114
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/publications/wellcome...
Language: English
Additional information: A Witness Seminar held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, on 10 March 1998
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2075
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