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Shattered Nerves: How Science Is Solving Modern Medicine's Most Perplexing Problem

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Once the stuff of science fiction, neural prosthetics are now a reality. Research and technology are creating implants that enable the deaf to hear, the blind to see, and the paralyzed to move.

Shattered Nerves takes us on a journey into a new medical frontier, where sophisticated, state-of-the-art medical devices repair and restore failed sensory and motor systems. In a co
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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 2006)
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Michael Connolly
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shattered Nerves: How Science Is Solving Modern Medicine’s Most Perplexing Problem by Victor D. Chase

Neural Prostheses

This is a book about neural prostheses. It is about both sensory an motor nerves. It is non-technical and full of human-interest stories, about both the scientists and the patients.

Cochlear Implants

One of the patients, Michael Pierschalla suffered from Cogan’s syndrome, a form of non-syphilitic interstitial keratitis. First he came down with tinnitus (ringing in the ears), follow
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Alex
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
An excellent account of the wide-ranging field of neural prostheses. It could however be improved by having more science rather than little biographies of everyone involved in the field and by far the biggest improvement would be the inclusion of diagrams.

There are many points when it feels like a diagram could have replaced much of the text and better communicated the information. The lack of diagrams seems very strange. Still a good read though even if not perfect.
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