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The Resource Medicine by design : the practice and promise of biomedical engineering, Fen Montaigne

Medicine by design : the practice and promise of biomedical engineering, Fen Montaigne

Label
Medicine by design : the practice and promise of biomedical engineering
Title
Medicine by design
Title remainder
the practice and promise of biomedical engineering
Statement of responsibility
Fen Montaigne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation A heart that once beat erratically has regained its natural rhythm. A woman paralyzed by an automobile accident is now able to resume her favorite hobby. Physicians using a robotic surgeon named da Vinci perform lifesaving operations. These are some of the feats of biomedical engineering, one of the fastest-moving areas in medicine. In this exhilarating book, award-winning writer Fen Montaigne journeys through this little-known world, sharing the stories of ordinary people who have been transformed by technology. 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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montaigne, Fen
Dewey number
610/.28
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
R856
LC item number
.M595 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
  • 2006 H-380
  • QT 36
NLM item number
M761m 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
Label
Medicine by design : the practice and promise of biomedical engineering, Fen Montaigne
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of a new field -- The new generation -- Beyond the artificial heart -- The pump and its pipes -- To breathe again -- The wires -- Moving into the brain -- The da Vinci -- The virtual surgeon -- Bones -- The pictures -- Seeing the unseen -- The business -- Weng's wars -- Tissues -- Body builders -- The road ahead
Control code
ocn190708793
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 229 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801889059
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190708793
  • (OCoLC)190708793
Label
Medicine by design : the practice and promise of biomedical engineering, Fen Montaigne
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of a new field -- The new generation -- Beyond the artificial heart -- The pump and its pipes -- To breathe again -- The wires -- Moving into the brain -- The da Vinci -- The virtual surgeon -- Bones -- The pictures -- Seeing the unseen -- The business -- Weng's wars -- Tissues -- Body builders -- The road ahead
Control code
ocn190708793
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 229 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801889059
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o190708793
  • (OCoLC)190708793

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