Saturday, July 28, 2007

Borrowed from a blog: World's earliest prosthetics

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This is always interesting. While the field of medical devices in its current incarnation seems to still be very nascent, with most of the devices not being anything more than empancipated body plumbing, it was very interesting to stumble upon this interesting posting on "medopedia".

So, prosthetics have existed in an age whose marvel never seems to leave us. The ancient Egyptians, apart from knowing several techniques of embalming, construction and other sciences which we are just about perfecting today, also, in all probability, knew how to construct prosthetics. More importantly, these may have even been functional!

This opens up amazing possibilities, and should motivate the engineers and scientists of today to open up their eyes to innumerable possibilities for innovation!

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