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Technology

  • 2006 - Ossur announced voluntary recall of the Total Knee prosthetic device (models 1100, 1900, 2000 and 2100). Although no injuries had occured, the company found that some units of the Total Knee device contained faulty pins based in the axis of the knee.[1]


Births

  • 1769 - Friedrich Accum - German chemist. Accum, along with medic Arthur Hill Hassall were the first to fight the intentional reduction of food and drug quality, known as the adulteration of food which can cause severe illness and disability.[2]
  • 1927 - John R. Vane - pharmacologist, won a Noble Prize for Medicine for his work in deciphering the mystery of aspirin.


Deaths


References

  1. Ossur hf. "Ossur announces voluntary recall of certain models of the Total Knee®." Press Release. March 30, 2006. Accessed on March 9, 2008.
  2. "The fight against food adulteration." Royal Society of Chemistry. 2008. Accessed on June 3, 2008.
  3. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.