© 1975

Polymers in Medicine and Surgery

  • Richard L. Kronenthal
  • Zale Oser
  • E. Martin

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. W. J. Kolff
    Pages 1-28
  3. Donald J. Lyman
    Pages 29-32
  4. Allan S. Hoffman
    Pages 33-44
  5. R. D. Falb
    Pages 77-86
  6. John W. Boretos
    Pages 87-98
  7. Harold B. Hopfenberg
    Pages 99-107
  8. Kurt H. Stenzel, Teruo Miyata, Albert L. Rubin
    Pages 109-118
  9. Richard L. Kronenthal
    Pages 119-137
  10. Samuel F. Hulbert, L. S. Bowman
    Pages 161-166
  11. C. Wm. Hall, J. J. Ghidoni
    Pages 167-173
  12. Hans H. Zinsser
    Pages 175-180
  13. Gordon W. Duncan, Donald R. Kalkwarf, Jack T. Veal
    Pages 205-212
  14. Joseph A. Bakan
    Pages 213-235
  15. Donald R. Cowsar
    Pages 237-244

About this book


The past decade has witnessed a vigorous growth in activities toward the development of a variety of biomedical devices ranging from the simple A-V shunt to the complex artificial heart. Re­ search and development teams have been created comprising engi­ neers, material scientists and clinicians and, perhaps for the first time, such groups are collaboratively bringing their respec­ tive talents to bear on problems associated with defects in the human organism. These collaborations have resulted in a prolifera­ tion of new information and a rapid and continuing redefinition of the frontiers of progress. It was to keep pace with these changes, and provide an updated view of the state of the art that this meeting was conceived. The present volume marks the publication of the proceedings of the Johnson & Johnson Symposium held in Morristown, New Jersey, on July 11 and 12, 1974. It surveys the applications of polymers to medical and surgical problems and contains discus­ sions on the biocompatibility of polymers, polymers as biomate­ rials, and the use of polymers in prosthetic devices and drug re­ lease systems. In addition, the Symposium offers recent perspec­ tives on the critical problems of the material-tissue interface, the design criteria for silicone-based systems, and the varied use of polymers in artificial hearts, kidneys, eyes and lungs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard L. Kronenthal
    • 1
  • Zale Oser
    • 2
  • E. Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Ethicon Inc.SomervilleUSA
  2. 2.Patient Care DivisionJohnson and JohnsonNew BrunswickUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Polymers in Medicine and Surgery
  • Editors Richard Kronenthal
  • Series Title Polymer Science and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-36408-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-7746-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-7744-3
  • Series ISSN 0093-6286
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 336
  • Number of Illustrations 51 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Polymer Sciences
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