Posts Tagged: history of technology

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

Surgical Devices and Placebo Testing – A Rehearsal

By Christopher Crenner Sometimes new forms of technology need a dress rehearsal before their premier. Early airplanes were like this, seeming to offer a lengthy prelude to Kitty Hawk. A succession of imaginative tinkerers and engineers worked on heavier-than-air machines

Surgical Devices and Placebo Testing – A Rehearsal

By Christopher Crenner Sometimes new forms of technology need a dress rehearsal before their premier. Early airplanes were like this, seeming to offer a lengthy prelude to Kitty Hawk. A succession of imaginative tinkerers and engineers worked on heavier-than-air machines