The nano stateBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1519 (Published 03 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1519
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care, University College London
The Society for Social Studies of Science—4S—is a group of sociologists who study scientists and the social effects of their research. Last week I was lost in their vast international conference, which this year focused on the themes of medicine, health care, and technology.
I tried to get into a presentation entitled “My internet penis: male panics and the queering of penis enlargement emails,” but the punters had been queuing since dawn, and there was standing room only. Apparently some 6000 men every month hit …