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Book and Media Reviews
April 11, 2007

Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, vols 1-6

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Fishbein Fellow.

JAMA. 2007;297(14):1601-1604. doi:10.1001/jama.297.14.1603

The respected board of editors of the Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering has invited established engineers and scientists in a variety of fields to contribute to this 6-volume encyclopedia. The integration of engineering, science, biology, computational and informational sciences, psychology, medicine, and health care defines new concepts within biomedical engineering. The technology discussed in these volumes spans decades and covers up-to-date, state-of-the-art technologies. Cutting-edge technologies such as microsensors and nanosensors, nanophase materials, electrochemical biosensors, microfluidics, orthopedic implant replacements, semiconductor implantable prosthetic devices, substrate arrays of microarrays, and gene-expression profiling define the new evolution of medicine. They represent the true challenges and successes that exist with the melding of medicine with engineering and innovation. This informative encyclopedia has taken phenomenal strides in capturing the entire field of biomedical engineering, and the editors should be commended for their innovative contributions.