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Dr Coreen McGuire

Dr Coreen McGuire

Dr Coreen McGuire
MA (DUNDE), phD(leeds)

Research Associate in the History of Medicine (Life of Breath)

Cotham House,
Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JL
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Biography

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and work as part of a team on The Life of Breath Project. My work for the project focuses on the historical use of the spirometer in measuring and assessing lung capacity, and its role in creating a definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  As an interdisciplinary project combining the philosophy of science and technology with medical history, this work will trace the epistemic authority of the spirometer and explore the problem of mechanical objectivity vs individual subjectivity in a historical context.

The role of measurement and ...

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