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Records of Think Surgical, Inc. 1983-2014

Creator:
Think Surgical, Inc Fremont, California
Physical description:
5.5 cu. ft. 17 boxes 1 oversize folder
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1983
1983-2014
20th century
21st century
Notes:
Started in 1986, Think Surgical, Inc. developed, along with IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center and researchers at the University of California, Davis, the Robodoc surgical system, an innovation which enabled precision in joint replacement procedures. In 1992, it was used for the first time on a human patient.
Summary:
The collection documents the development of ROBODOC, the first robot to perform surgery in the United States, through correspondence, memos, newsclippings, press releases, drawings, photographs, and some audiovisual materials.
Cite as:
Records of Think Surgical, Inc., 1983-2010, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Inventions
Inventors
Medical innovations
Medical Equipment
Orthopedics
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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