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The new world of digital drugs

Cornford, Tony ORCID: 0000-0001-9202-1498 (2015) The new world of digital drugs. LSE Health and Social Care (07 Apr 2015). Website.

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In his recent book The Nature of Technology, the economist and complexity scholar Brian Arthur identifies three core ideas underlying technologies of all types: 1) an intention to fulfil some human purpose; 2) an assemblage of practices and components; and 3) future innovative potential achieved by drawing on available repertoires of components and engineering practices. The drugs used in providing healthcare are an important contemporary technology, and these three ideas are central to understanding the ways in which they become digital.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:09

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