...greatly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading a great overview of the history of medical devices. The book kept me and held my interest until the last page. It is amazing to see how many technologies that we take for granted were developed only in the last few decades. Its weaknesses could easily be overcome in a second edition, but I wouldn't hold your breath until that appears. It does an impressive job covering such a broad subject in just 332 pages, so much so that I couldn't discover any great omissions. The book is a bit short on the future part of its title, but that of course is what you can already see everyday here at Medgadget. In conclusion, I think it is a great book and a recommended read for every Medgadget addict. --MedGadget, Internet Journal of Emerging Medical Technologies
About the Author
Ira Brodsky is a writer, consultant, and public speaker with more than 30 years of experience in new product development. Formerly president of Datacomm Research, he also wrote The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses.