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Re: [IPk] history of the insulin pump

On 15 Feb 2001, at 12:01, John Neale wrote:

> >My name is Susan, I am interested in some information about the
> >first insulin pump used in America.
> Note she's only interested in American pumps :-) How very American :-)
> She'll probably not be interested to learn that the first pumps were
> trialled in Britain in the late 1970's.

Could be that she was simply looking for the story of Dr. Arnold 
Kadish, who was one of the first with a "portable infusion device".  
Though the 'original' design does leave quite a bit to be desired, the 
idea of it certainly has evolved upon both continents:


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