Superhuman

Superhuman

by Robert Winston, Lori Oliwenstein
     
 

Following on from the internationally successful BBC programme The Human Body, Superhuman explores the body's amazing ability to heal, renew and regenerate itself. This stunning, illustrated book complements the television series and relates dramatic tales of futuristic medicine.


We see how the body's own power of self-repair is being enhanced by new

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Following on from the internationally successful BBC programme The Human Body, Superhuman explores the body's amazing ability to heal, renew and regenerate itself. This stunning, illustrated book complements the television series and relates dramatic tales of futuristic medicine.


We see how the body's own power of self-repair is being enhanced by new drugs and techniques we look ahead to what will be possible in the near future, including 'designer' babies, viruses carrying repair genes to cells when they become cancerous, tailor-made human tissue and organs grown in the laboratory, genetically modified animal organs for human transplantation and electrodes implanted into the eye allowing the blind to see.



Superhuman records the before, during and after of treatments and operations on real people. It concentrates on six key medical areas; cancer, infection, transplantation, trauma, repair and reproduction. We witness the hopes and fears of doctors and patients as new therapy is administered for the first time. None of these developments would be possible without an increasing understanding of the basic way our body functions nor without the recognition of medicine's history. This book focuses on these aspects of medicine and also on some of the key ethical problems raised by the advance of medical technology. In this guide to the future of medicine, we begin to understand just how superhuman the body really is.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448141005
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
42 MB
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