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Re: [IPk] history of the insulin pump



A guy called Dean Kamen claims to be the person who developed the Insulin
Pump in the US, but does not appear to acknowledge the earlier work done in
the UK. You can find all about him by doing a seaarch on his name. The pump
was marketed by Autosyringe Inc, who became a part of Baxter and then
dissapeared.

(We were the UK distributor for these products back in 1979/80)

Best to all

Ray Morrissey

----- Original Message -----
From: George Lovelace <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2001 2:05 AM
Subject: 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:
>
>     http://www.applied-medical.co.uk/whatpump.htm
>
> George
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