How do you test a defibrillator without a defibrillation tester? How can you use a piece of chicken to test an electrosurgery unit? These are the types of questions that an engineer working in a developing world hospital asks every day. 

The proper test equipment isn't available, and the hospital has desperate and immediate needs.

To answer these questions, EWH has published Medical Instrumentation in the Developing World, written by Professor Bob Malkin. This book provides the kind of practical testing and repairing suggestions that engineers can use when in a poorly equipped hospital, far from a clinical engineering department. It is the only practical manual for equipment repair in the developing world currently available. Prof. Malkin is a co-founder and board member of EWH, and you can read his bio on the EWH Board page. This is the same textbook used in our Summer and Winter Institute programs to prepare students for working in developing country hospitals. 

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the text book for Kindle.

The cost of hardcopy books is listed below. EWH Chapters and Affiliates receive a $5 Discount. Contact us for more info or place an order via our website.

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Additional information about the book:

• Spiral-bound: 148 pages 
• Publisher: Engineering World Health (May 1, 2006) 
• ISBN-10: 0978556909 
• ISBN-13: 978-0978556907 
• Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 0.3 inches 
• Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

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