Innovation in Medicine

The Innovation in Medicine series explores the role innovation has played in medicine and how peoples life and health have improved as a result. Life expectancy has increased by some 28 years in the last 100 years. Many attribute this increase to advances in medicine.

Artificial Limbs

Everyday doctors perform artificial limb replacements that were unheard of only a few years ago. They continue to make advances that improve people's lives. Using artificial limbs as an… More »

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Disease Control

There is a war raging that you may not be aware of, the fight to prevent the spread of diseases. Everyday health care professionals are focused on controlling the spread of disease. This… More »

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Emergency Care

When a medical emergency occurs, seconds often make the difference between life and death. Every day, people are saved as the results of improvements in diagnosis and care. Read this book… More »

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Hearing

There have been many advances developed to help improves peoples hearing. How have these advances occurred? What role has innovation played in their development? This book helps kids… More »

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Surgery

Everyday doctors perform surgeries that were unheard of only a few years ago. They continue to make advances that improve people's lives. Using surgery as an example, this book challenges… More »

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Transplants

Organ transplantation has come a long way in the past decades. What role has innovation played in these advances? This book helps kids understand the concept of innovation and how it can… More »

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Vaccines

During the 20th century, smallpox was responsible for 500 million deaths, yet by the end of the century the disease was eradicated. How did this amazing accomplishment happen? How was the… More »

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Vision

From glasses to contacts to Lasik surgery there have been many advances developed to improve people's vision. How have these advances occurred? What role has innovation played in their… More »

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