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Design for the Real World
Dialysis Machine
Before the invention of the dialysis machine, kidney failure was basically a death sentence. Registered nurse Janice Breen explains how the design of dialysis machines has evolved since she started working with them back in 1973. Design for the Real World" is an inside look at the hidden genius of everyday things from lipstick to sheetrock, tea bags to ballparks. A regular feature of Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, public radio's weekly show about what's happening in the culture. Produced by Public Radio International and WNYC.

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