1998. Lisa Yount. This book examines the scientific breakthroughs that have helped put science to practical use, particularly in the fields of surgery and medicine. Among the topics and tools discussed are the inventions of anesthesia and X-rays, both of which are considered indispensable in today’s hospitals. Current exploration with robots and genetic testing may pave the way for more powerful future medical treatments. Medical Technology also addresses numerous concerns that have accompanied these inventions. Disapproval from the public, as well as from other scientists, has affected the creation and acceptance of many medical advancements. Today, new medical technology continues to become more expensive, often making it less available to those who need it most. 146 pages, hard cover, b&w photographs and illustrations. Grades 6-12.