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The new world of digital drugs

Cornford, Tony (2015) The new world of digital drugs. LSE Health and Social Care (07 Apr 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

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 (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/healthandsocialcare/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
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)
Sets: Collections > Health and Social Care at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 04:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77385

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