Inventors of health and medical technology (Designing Engineering Solutions) (#0998YV2)

by Morrison, Heather S

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Hardcover (library binding) Cavendish Square, 2016
Price: USD 30.00
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Dewey: 610.92; Int Lvl: YA
AR 9.3 MG 6 180939EN; RC 10.7 9; LEX NC1230L


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In an ever-changing world, many technologies we use today are taken for granted. However, the devices that made these technologies were pivotal to our modern society. Technology today owes much of its existence to inventions that came before. This series examines the most compelling and well-known inventors and their inventions, from the distant past to today. A great STEM Resource.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-142) and index.;Patricia Bath: inventor of laser cataract surgery -- Bessie Blount: inventor of self-feeding apparatus for the disabled -- Herbert Boyer and Stanley Norman Cohen: inventors of DNA cloning -- Keith Campbell and Ian Wilmut: inventors of cloning technology -- Allan Cormack and Godfrey Hounsfield: inventors of the CT scanner -- Raymond Damadian: inventor of the magnetic resonance imaging scanner -- Charles Drew: creator of the blood bank -- Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe: inventors of human in vitro fertilization -- Ashok Gadgil: inventor of the ultraviolet water purification system -- Meredith Gourdine: inventor of a device for purifying the air -- Wilson Greatbatch: inventor of the pacemaker -- Robert Hooke: inventor of various scientific instruments -- Edward Jenner: inventor of the smallpox vaccine -- Percy Lavon Julian: inventor of the glaucoma treatment method -- Dean Kamen: inventor of the autosyringe, the Ibot, and the segway -- William Morton: pioneer in anesthesia device -- Louis Pasteur: inventor of pasteurization. An introduction to health and medical technology and its inventors from Patricia Bath, inventor of cataract surgery, to Louis Pasteur, inventor of pasteurization.

From the Publisher
Ever year, new technologies advance and improve societies. Some of the most influential inventions have occurred in the health and medical field. This book explores important inventors and the inventions that have influenced the medical industry, such as the smallpox vaccine, CT scanners, and DNA cloning.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cavendish Square
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Designing engineering solutions
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 610.92
  • Classifications: Collective Biography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-50260-658-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-50260-658-7
  • LCCN: 2014-049162
  • Follett Number: 0998YV2
  • Interest Level: YA
  • ATOS Book Level: 9.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 6
  • AR Quiz: 180939EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 10.7
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: NC1230L

Reviews & Awards
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 06/01/16

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2015)
Gr 6-8-Overall, these collective biographies offer satisfyingly detailed pictures of significant and little-known inventors' lives and gadgetry, as well as the widespread effects of said gadgetry. Each volume profiles over a dozen people (including collaborations). Despite opening historical overviews, plus an entry for Archimedes in Industrial Technology, the focus of this set is on figures from the past few centuries: everyone from Johannes Gutenberg to Skype cofounders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström in Communications Technology, for instance, and in Everyday Technology, from Ben Franklin to Earl Tupper (inventor of Tupperware) and Lonnie Johnson (who created the Super Soaker). Women and minority inventors are well represented in Health and Medical Technology but are thin on the ground elsewhere-particularly in Computer Technology, which contains a sidebar survey of "Women and Computers" but provides a full entry for only Grace Hopper. The profiles are arranged in alphabetical order, and each includes one or two small photos and a time line. VERDICT Strong additions to the 600s. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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