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Title:
Encyclopedia of medical devices & instrumentation
Edition:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2006
Physical Description:
6v.
ISBN:
9780471263586

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Summary

Summary

The articles in The Encyclopedia of Medical Devices andInstrumentation focus on what is currently useful or is likely tobe useful in future medicine. They answer the question, "What arethe branches of medicine and how does technology assist each ofthem?" Articles focus on the practice of medicine that is assistedby devices, rather than including, for example, the use of drugs totreat disease. The title is the only resource on the market dealingwith the subject in encyclopedic detail.
* Accessible to practitioners with a broad range of backgroundsfrom students to researchers and physicians
* Articles cover the latest developments such as nanotechnology,fiber optics, and signal processing


Author Notes

John G. Webster, PhD., Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, is the Editor of the Encyclopedia. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Editor of the 24-volume Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and has developed 20 other books.


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Choice Review

This comprehensive set compiles over 300 articles that thoroughly describe the design, function, and clinical use of many of today's medical devices. Expanded from four to six volumes since publication of the first edition (CH, Oct'88, 26-0676), it covers both diagnostic and therapeutic devices, e.g., ambulatory monitoring devices and anesthesia machines. A brief history of each device is accompanied by a complete description of its typical use and construction. Volume 1 provides a very up-to-date list of abbreviations, conversion factors, and unit symbols. All the device sections include photos, line diagrams, gray-scale drawings, and a topical bibliography. Cross-references to other volumes are provided with each listing. This set would be highly desirable for biomedical engineering programs and for health care providers in need of an in-depth discussion of the design and function of medical devices. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; two-year technical program students. R. G. McGee Jr. Walters State Community College