Devices & Diagnostics

A brief history of medical technology

A social media strategy firm has created a useful graphic that charts a brief history of medical technology, from the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 to the development of the commercial hybrid PET/MRI scanner to more recent advances. Designed by Samantha Sanders of Murrieta, California-based oBizmedia.com, the infographic was created for SmallCellLungCancer.net to boost […]

A social media strategy firm has created a useful graphic that charts a brief history of medical technology, from the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 to the development of the commercial hybrid PET/MRI scanner to more recent advances.

Designed by Samantha Sanders of Murrieta, California-based oBizmedia.com, the infographic was created for SmallCellLungCancer.net to boost its visibility. It is compiled from sources that range from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to blogs such as Onemansblog.com and Rememberitnow.com.

It’s all a bit awe-inspiring to look at the contrast between the invention of the band-aid in 1920 to a skin cell gun to improve healing from burns and bionic legs in 2010. Healthcare apps get some representation, too, since their greatest contribution will likely be as time savers. One thing to consider — what would the time line look like in the current regulatory framework?

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Image Source: SmallCellLungCancer.net