Category Archives: Objects

The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul  During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. He was working in Nazi-occupied Holland where it was

The Artificial Kidney

By Gill Paul  During the Second World War, Dr. Willem Kolff used parts from an old car motor, washing-machine components, orange-juice cans and sausage skins to create the world’s first artificial kidney. He was working in Nazi-occupied Holland where it was