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Artificial hearts : the allure and ambivalence of a controversial medical technology / Shelley McKellar

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Author:
McKellar, Shelley  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Notes:
NMAH copy 39088019657030 gift of Shelley McKellar.
Contents:
Introduction : Fighting heart disease with machines and devices -- Multiple approaches to building artificial hearts : technological optimism and political support in the early years -- Dispute and disappointment : heart transplantation and total artificial heart implant cases in the 1960s -- Technology and risk : nuclear-powered artificial hearts and medical device regulation -- Media spotlight : the Utah total artificial heart and the charge of bioethics -- Clinical and commercial rewards : ventricular assist devices -- Securing a place : therapeutic clout and second-generation VADs -- Artificial hearts in the twenty-first century
Topic:
Heart, Artificial--History  Search this
Heart--Surgery--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089982