Historical overview of medical technology of intravenous infusions

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Łukasz Strzępek, Marcin Mikos, Grzegorz Juszczyk, Karolina Strzępek, Aleksandra Czerw

2 (43) 2015 s. 125–128
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Fraza do cytowania: Strzępek Ł., Mikos M., Juszczyk G., Strzępek K., Czerw A. Historical overview of medical technology of intravenous infusions. Polski Przegląd Nauk o Zdrowiu. 2015;2(43):125–128.

The article describes the historic process of development of medical devices that had been used for intravenous infusions since ancient times until the mid of the 20th century. The Authors pinpoints the longitudinal and multidisciplinary engaging course of activities, modifications and changes leading eventually to the creation of the devices available nowadays. Conclusions that stems from the analysis stress the importance of critical evaluation of devices commonly used by medical professionals as an underling stimulus for their amendments and innovation in their design and functions.

Key words: medical history, intravenous infusion, biomedical technology.

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