Shifting boundaries: Animal-human relationships and modern surgery – An interview with Thomas Schlich
There is a paradox in our society: on the one hand, we live in a pet-keeping culture where animals are loved and pampered. On the other hand, we use animals as experimental technologies and support practices such as xenotransplantation. How do we explain the co-existence of these two opposite cultures in one society? In this interview, Professor Thomas Schlich, who holds the Canada Research Chair in History of Medicine and teaches at McGill University, provides us with food for thoughts on the various and indispensable roles animals have played in the development of modern surgery.
Thomas Schlich on the roles of animals in modern surgery
(Length : 12 min. 52 s.)
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|Guest :||Thomas Schlich, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in History
Department of Social Studies
|Journalist :||Pascale Lehoux, Ph.D.
Schlich, Thomas, Mykhalovskiy, Eric, Rock, Melanie. (2009). Animals in Surgery – Surgery in Animals. Nature and Culture in Animal-human Relationship and Modern Surgery. Hist.Phil.Life.Sci, 31: 321-354.