PREFACE


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PREFACE
PREFACEHow do important medical advances that change the quality of life come about? Sometimes, to be sure, they can result from the inspiration and effort of physicians or biologists working in remote, exotic locations or organic chemists working in the well-appointed laboratories of pharmaceutical companies with enormous research budgets. Occasionally, however, a medical breakthrough happens when someone with an engineering background gets a brilliant idea in less glamorous circumstances. One afternoon in the late 1950s, the story goes, when an electrical engineer named Wilson Greatbatch was building a small oscillator to record heart sounds, he accidentally installed the wrong resistor, and the device began to give off a steady ele…
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Myer Kutz: Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design. PREFACE, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export