5 Lessons from World War I-Era Medical Technology

August 4, 2014

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Updated January 16, 2015

One hundred years ago, the First World War raged across Europe—a human tragedy in which more than 16 million people died and another 20 million were wounded.

Amid the carnage, medicine also advanced. And while the people who developed medical devices back then are dead, their creations have plenty to teach today’s engineers.

Read on to find out more.


Chris Newmarker is senior editor of MPMN and Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @newmarkerBrian Buntz is the editor-in-chief of MPMN and Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @brian_buntz.

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