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Dialysing for life : the development of the artificial kidney

Author: Jacob van Noordwijk
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seeing so many wounded young soldiers die due to renal failure in World War I incited the German doctor Georg Haas to try to develop an artificial kidney. In addition it gave rise to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Willem J Kolff
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob van Noordwijk
ISBN: 0792367626 9780792367628 0792368401 9780792368403
OCLC Number: 45276515
Description: xii, 114 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The first dialysis in 1943 --
2. The prelude to the first dialysis in 1943 --
3. Step by step towards a robust machine --
4. In the meantime the war went on --
5. The first series of 17 patients --
6. The second and third artificial kidney --
7. Hibernation of the kidney 1944-1945 --
8. Recognition at home and abroad --
9. New ways of fighting uraemia --
10. Breathing with a kidney --
11. The kidney in Canada and the USA --
12. The place of the artificial kidney in present-day medicine --
and how it was achieved --
13. Renal dialysis in the Netherlands and in Europe --
14. On the shoulders of Kolff --
15. Has Kolff reached his goal? --
16. A new life for old dialysers.
Responsibility: by Jacob van Noordwijk.
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