the history of the microwave oven

Microwave-oven history appeared in the 1984
special issue of the IEEE MTT transactions. Since then,
misinformation and revisionist history have appeared in print
and on the web. Credit for inventorship and milestones has been
questioned even in IEEE media. Allegations include neglect of
contributions, including those for radar and magnetrons, in
Europe and Japan. Detailed historical research rebuts most
allegations and provides a detailed history of microwave ovens,
including some oft-forgotten aspects like radiation fears, as well
as current trends and future developments.