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This front matter section of this book titled The Body Within contains the table of contents, a list of illustrations, a list of contributors and the acknowledgements. The central question of the book is, whether present day medical visualisation techniques like ultrasound, endoscopy, CT, MRI and PET-scans mark a significant shift in the experience of bodily interiority. These visualisation techniques enable not only medical researchers and practitioners to look inside living bodies without literally opening them, but their inhabitants as well.

Keywords: human body; medical visualisation techniques



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