The Bjork-Shiley heart valve
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The Bjork-Shiley heart valve "earn as you learn" : Shiley Inc."s breach of the honor system and FDA"s failure in medical device regulation : a staff report prepared for the use of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Written in English


  • Shiley Inc,
  • United States. -- Food and Drug Administration,
  • Heart -- Surgery -- Instruments -- Safety regulations -- United States,
  • Surgical instruments and apparatus -- Safety regulations -- United States

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Other titlesBjork Shiley heart valve, "earn as you learn" ...
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14426963M

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