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Shattered nerves : how science is solving modern medicine's most perplexing problem

Author: Victor D Chase
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes us on a journey into a medical frontier, where sophisticated, state-of-the-art medical devices repair and restore failed sensory and motor systems. This work reveals the intimate relationship  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chase, Victor D., 1942-
Shattered nerves.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006009626
(OCoLC)65201323
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor D Chase
ISBN: 9781435692145 1435692144 9780801892134 0801892139
OCLC Number: 310116619
Awards: Commended for ASJA Outstanding Book Awards: General Non-Fiction Category 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 289 pages)
Contents: 1. Learning to listen all over again --
2. The body electric --
3. Of frogs' legs and transistors --
4. The grandfather of neural prostheses --
5. Accidental pioneers --
6. Giving a hand --
7. Looking back at an empty wheelchair --
8. The dirty little secret --
9. Sound in the brain --
10. In the eye of the beholder --
11. Nerves of platinum and iridium --
12. Pins and needles in the brain --
13. From the inside out --
14. Reaching the depth of depression --
15. A hole in the center of the brain --
16. The ethics --
17. Biomimetic and superhuman.
Responsibility: Victor D. Chase.
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Devices that simulate, replace, or bypass nerves have the potential to help those disabled with nervous system and sensory disorders. Science and technology journalist Chase explores the world of Read more...

 
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