Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Datorisering av medicinsk laboratorieverksamhet 2: Massanalyser och hälsokontroller: Transkript av ett vittnesseminarium vid Tekniska museet i Stockholm den 20 september 2006
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The witness seminar “Datorisering av medicinsk laboratorieverksamhet 2: Massanalyser och hälsokontroller” [Computerization of Laboratory Work 2: Automation and Health Screenings] was held at Tekniska museet [The National Museum of Science and Technology] in Stockholm on 20 September 2006. The seminar was led by Urban Rosenqvist and focused on the upscaling of medical laboratory work through automation and computerization for screening purposes in the 1960s.

The participants described crucial Swedish projects, which addressed issues of upscaling, rationalization, labeling and patient identification of laboratory results. During the seminar the development of mass analysis through Auto-Chemist, one of the first devices for automated blood analysis in the world, was explained. Two large-scale health screening projects, Värmlandsundersökningen and X69 were also brought up. The latter project was accomplished in cooperation with Uppsala Datacentral, UDAC.

Early computers were a central part in all the mentioned projects. The interaction between local university-based developments, industrial production, and Swedish health care authorities were addressed. Another challenge the early ITusers in the panel had to deal with was that professional programmers had difficulties to adjust to the working conditions in the laboratories. This may explain why many chemists learned to program and developed computerized applications for the laboratories. Another subject touched upon was the importance of study trips abroad, as to the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the USA where techniques and visions were being developed, which inspired the early users and developers in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Filosofi och teknikhistoria , 2008. , 40 p.
Series
TRITA-HST, ISSN 1103-5277 ; 2008:6
Keyword [sv]
hälso- och sjukvårdsinformatik, medicinsk informatik, laboratorieteknik, medicin – historia – Sverige, datorer – historia, databehandling, datorisering – effekter på samhället, hälsoundersökningar, automatisering, vittnesseminarium
National Category
History of Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4720ISBN: 978-91-7178-975-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4720DiVA: diva2:13606
Available from: 2008-05-05 Created: 2008-05-05 Last updated: 2016-12-09

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(313 kB)1729 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 313 kBChecksum SHA-1
8d583328f8153d325c7f74a41e9eafb4563bcbeaaa5089cc5d5aa50d5f6d06a87b3cb128
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Dávila, Milena
By organisation
Philosophy and History of Technology
History of Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1729 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 1223 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf