Hearts Exposed

Transplants and the Media in 1960s Britain

  • Ayesha Nathoo

Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ayesha Nathoo
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ayesha Nathoo
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  4. Ayesha Nathoo
    Pages 33-56
  5. Ayesha Nathoo
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-262

About this book


This book examines the relationship between medicine and the media in 1960's Britain, when the first wave of heart transplants were as much media as medical events and marked a decisive period in post-war history. Public trust in their doctors was significantly undermined, and medicine was held publicly to account as never before.


Britain event Great Britain history history of literature hospital knowledge media medicine plants television trust

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayesha Nathoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Clare HallUniversity of CambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54135-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23470-3
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