Innovation in surgery: a historical perspective.

  title={Innovation in surgery: a historical perspective.},
  author={Daniel Riskin and Michael Thornton Longaker and Michael Gertner and Thomas M. Krummel},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={244 5},
OBJECTIVE To describe the field of surgical innovation from a historical perspective, applying new findings from research in technology innovation. BACKGROUND While surgical innovation has a rich tradition, as a field of study it is embryonic. Only a handful of academic centers of surgical innovation exist, all of which have arisen within the last 5 years. To this point, the field has not been well defined, nor have future options to promote surgical innovation been thoroughly explored. It is… CONTINUE READING
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