From the almost commonplace pacemaker to the latest generation of artificial hearts, Montaigne tells the stories of pioneering patients, engineers, and surgeons. Taking the reader behind the scenes of a dozen of America's leading centers of biomedical engineering, Montaigne recounts the field's history while describing cutting-edge work in medical imaging, orthopedics, cardiovascular care, neurological therapies, and genetics.
Through the stories of patients whose lives have been saved and improved by biomedical devices, Montaigne reveals the marriage of medicine and engineering to be one of society's greatest advances.
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|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsPrologue1. The Rise of a New Field2. The New Generation3. Beyond the Artificial Heart4. The Pump and Its Pipes5. To Breathe Again6. The Wires7. Moving into the Brain8. The da Vinci9. The Virtual Surgeon10. Bones11. The Pictures12. Seeing the Unseen13. The Business14. Weng's Wars15. Tissues16. Body Builders17. The Road AheadIndex
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