versão ISSN 1727-8120
YERA LOYOLA, Lourdes Elena; HERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Miguel Angel e TRIANA DEL TORO, Tomás. Challenges and Hopes of a scientific therapeutic procedure: Continuous Hemodialisis. Rev Hum Med [online]. 2003, vol.3, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1727-8120.
A study on the interactions among the sociocultural context, science and technology in the emergence and development of a novel therapeutic scientific procedure: Continuous Arteriovenous Hemodyalisis is carried out, as well as the possible social, economic and scientific impacts of the application of this new technology. It is concluded that the technological-scientific development reached around the Second World War, as well as the high mortality among wounded soldiers with acute renal insufficiency played an important role in the emergence of hemodialysis. The economic advantages that the application of this procedure offers makes very useful its application in Cuba and other developing countries that don't have access to expensive capitalist technologies. The Cuban pattern for the construction of socialism, with its wide vision of science, technology and society, offers effective answers to the technological-scientific challenge that underdeveloped countries face
Palavras-chave : SCIENCE, TECHOLOGY AND SOCIETY; RENAL DIALYSIS [methods].