Science and Technology In Medicine Book Cover
The cover illustration shows Dr. Georg Haas supervising one of the first dialysis treatments, in 1926 (from p.399 of the book)
Hard cover
ISBN: 0-387-27874-5
580 pages with more
than 1100 illustrations
Size: 11'' x 8.7''
January 2006
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NobelMuseumExhibitionThe Exhibition Medicine from Art to Science, based on the illustrations of the book, that opened at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm March 28 2006 has moved to the University of Linköping in Linköping.
It opened on August 31 2006 as part of the celebration of the 20-th aniversary of establishing the Hälsouniversitetet.

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Topics at a glance

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Cardiovascular physiology, blood
Lung physiology, gases, ventilation, anaesthesia
  8. 1652 Van Helmont
The first time gases are named and the first description of carbon dioxide.

11. 1667 Hooke
The first systematic study of the physiology of artificial ventilation.

20. 1756 Black
The discovery and properties of carbon dioxide.

21. 1777 Scheele
The discovery of oxygen and many other new elements and organic acids.

22. 1777 Priestley
The discovery of oxygen, nitrous oxide, nitric oxide, and the composition of water.

28. 1800 Davy
The properties of nitrous oxide and a proposal for its use in surgery.

36. 1835 Dumas
A new theory of chemical reactions leading to the correct formula for chloroform.

41. 1846 Hutchinson
The invention of the spirometer, and its use for lung function diagnosis.

47. 1858 Snow
The introduction of the scientific approach to anaesthesia.

57. 1871 Trendelenburg
A new technique and device for intubation and anaesthesia.

59. 1878 Bert
Physiology at high and low pressures. The dissociation curve of oxygen established.

87. 1951 Engström
The first device for volume controlled artificial ventilation suitable for long term treatment.

97. 1974 Wagner, West
A new method of analysing the ventilation and perfusion conditions in the lungs.
Life processes, reproduction, metabolism, gas exchange
Germs, theory of diseases, drugs
Diagnostic methods and equipment
Materials, equipment and methods for treating disease
Basic materials and methods in clinical medicine and medical research
Anatomy, muscle movement, electrophysiology, sensory physiology