The Development of Biomedical Engineering: Historical Comments and Personal Observations

@article{Schwan1984TheDO,
  title={The Development of Biomedical Engineering: Historical Comments and Personal Observations},
  author={Herman P. Schwan},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={1984},
  volume={BME-31},
  pages={730-736}
}
The historical development of biomedical engineering and biophysics in the United States is summarized as experienced by the author, concentrating on the early decades until about 1970. Sections include: Early Developments and First Institutions; Early Initiatives and Committees of the IRE and AIEE Since 1947; Development of Biophysics in the USA; The IEEE Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology and the Drive for a Bioengineering Society; The Development of the Biomedical Engineering… CONTINUE READING