Doctors and Engineers: Historic Partnerships

In the field of cardiac surgery, the 1950s has been considered the golden decade as pioneer after pioneer introduced innovation after innovation to treat serious heart conditions. Walter Lillehei in Minnesotta, Wilfred Gordon Bigelow in Toronto, William Chardack in Buffalo, and Ake Senning in Stockholm were some of the trailblazers of that era. The four... Continue Reading →

Starve to Live: Diabetes Treatment in 1916

A hundred years ago there were no medications for diabetes. It was a terminal illness where the only hope for prolonging life was to severely limit the food intake of diabetic patients.  Below is an  excerpt from the The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes by Lewis Webb Hill and Rena Eckman,  published in 1916. It is from the Project... Continue Reading →

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