Medical Engineering Columnist: Electrical engineer and president, Biomedical Industry Group.
The cutting edge of medical technology
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 14:19
Since the dawn of surgery, the instrument for incising flesh has been the scalpel – basically a euphemism for a knife. Not much has changed in scalpel design, although I recall that a surgeon from Holland came to Ottawa in the 1990s with a scalpel for the left hand.
The forensics of healthcare technology
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 10:28
There was once a time when a medical practitioner, carrying little more than a stethoscope, an otoscope and a thermometer, could make a rudimentary assessment as to whether or not the patient was a picture of health or decay.
A new coat for dressing those familiar wounds
Friday, 14 May 2010 05:00
The treatment of wounds can be traced to the dawn of civilization. Burns, lacerations and punctures have all left their mark on the body ever since humankind was first exposed to the fire, the knife and the fork.