Repurposing medical equipment

R John Massie
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50410
Published online: 9 December 2019

Repurposing is an ancient craft, likely going back to our descent from the trees and beginning of our upright journey. Early stone tools, difficult to make, would have been reused or refashioned as technology advanced. Some items may have lost their original use or form and been reinvented as something new. Perhaps made into an object with new utility or adapted as a form of art. There's no limit to human imagination.

  • Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC


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