Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Shattered Nerves: How Science Is Solving Modern Medicine's Most Perplexing Problem” as Want to Read:
Shattered Nerves: How Science Is Solving Modern Medicine's Most Perplexing Problem
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

3.40  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published October 31st 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 2006)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Shattered Nerves, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Shattered Nerves

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-22
3.40  · 
Rating details
 ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews

More filters
Sort order
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
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.
Suzanne Lewis
rated it really liked it
Feb 19, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Jul 29, 2012
Steve Wise
rated it did not like it
Jun 02, 2014
rated it liked it
Jul 17, 2013
rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2009
rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2017
Bradley Roth
rated it really liked it
Nov 21, 2017
rated it liked it
Jul 18, 2012
added it
Jul 22, 2007
marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2013
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2013
Hamish Davidson
marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2014
added it
Feb 06, 2016
marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2016
marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2016
marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2016
added it
Mar 22, 2017
marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2017
Steve Pemberton
marked it as to-read
May 25, 2018
is currently reading it
Sep 16, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »