Polymers as Biomaterials


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Nearly 4000 years ago, the Egyptians used linen, a natural polymeric material, for suturing wounds. About 600 B.C., the Indians used other forms of natural polymers such as cotton, horse hair, and leather in repairing wounds. Wound closure procedures using silk sutures, based mostly on polypeptides, are likely to have been practiced during the second century. Surgical application of natural polymers continued to represent the major use of polymers until the twentieth century. Not too long after the development of several ...

Polymers as Biomaterials 2011, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461294801

1984 edition

Trade paperback

Polymers as Biomaterials 1999, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306418860

1984 edition