A Brief History of Biomedical Fluid Mechanics


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A Brief History of Biomedical Fluid Mechanics
A Brief History of Biomedical Fluid MechanicsPeople have written about the circulation of blood for thousands of years. I include here a short history of biomedical fluid mechanics, because I believe it is important to recognize that, in all of science and engineering, we "stand on the shoulders of giants.""If I have seen further (than others), it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." This was written by Isaac Newton in a letter to Robert Hooke, 1675. In addition, it is an interesting information in its own right. Let us begin the story in ancient times.The Yellow Emperor, Huang Ti, lived in China from about 2700 to 2600 BC and, according to legend, wrote one of the first wor…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. A Brief History of Biomedical Fluid Mechanics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export