Medicine by Design: The Practice and Promise of Biomedical Engineering

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A heart that once beat erratically has regained its natural rhythm. A woman paralyzed by an automobile accident is now able to resume her favorite hobby. Physicians using a robotic surgeon named da Vinci perform lifesaving operations. These are some of the feats of biomedical engineering, one of the fastest-moving areas in medicine. In this exhilarating book, award-winning writer Fen Montaigne journeys through this little-known world, sharing the stories of ordinary people who have been transformed by technology.

From the almost commonplace pacemaker to the latest generation of artificial hearts, Montaigne tells the stories of pioneering patients, engineers, and surgeons. Taking the reader behind the scenes of a dozen of America's leading centers of biomedical engineering, Montaigne recounts the field's history while describing cutting-edge work in medical imaging, orthopedics, cardiovascular care, neurological therapies, and genetics.

Through the stories of patients whose lives have been saved and improved by biomedical devices, Montaigne reveals the marriage of medicine and engineering to be one of society's greatest advances.

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Fen Montaigne is a freelance writer who often contributes to National Geographic. His previous books include Surviving Galeras (Houghton Mifflin, 2001), Reeling in Russia (St. Martin's, 1998), and The First Directorate (St. Martin's, 1994).

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Imagine a time when Type 1 diabetes can be cured by implanted cells that perform the job of a healthy pancreas, or a world in which there is a noninvasive procedure to completely reverse the effects of a stroke. Imagine a day when patients paralyzed from spinal-column injuries can write their names and pick up a coffee cup--oh, wait, in that case, that day is today. We only have to wait for the first two. But that shouldn't be very long. Featuring some of the most recognized names in bioengineering as well as up-and-comers in whose hands lies the potential for cures now unimaginable, this is the fascinating story of a discipline only dreamed of by Mary Shelley. Born of a young PhD's desire to marry space-age engineering techniques to medicine, biomedical engineering has created marvels now commonplace--think pacemakers and joint replacements--and promises the simply fantastic, such as cancer as a chronic illness and medical nanosystems that can target damaged individual brain cells. Donna Chavez
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