Sunday, 10 February 2013

 How Far Away is Nanomedicine? 

Read Robert Freitas Book: 
‘Nanomedicine Volume I: Basic Capabilities.’

‘The coming ability to carry out targeted medical procedures at the molecular level will bring unprecedented power to the practice of medicine. Within a few short decades we can expect a major revolution in how the human body is healed. Nanomedicine lays the foundations for understanding this revolution and points to where it is taking us.’

E Drexler.

Nanomedicine might seem a little esoteric for an off the shelf read, but I have to say I was over whelmingly surprised to the point where I couldn’t put it down. In fact, for any aspiring medical physicians out there, before or in the early stages of your careers, I strongly recommend it. After all 10 years hence you are going to be up to your neck in this tiny world nanorobots and artificial hemoglobin.

And it’s the same for any future Engineer, Designer, Architect, or anybody who is in the creative-build business; this book will give you untold insights into the future of Nanoscale Engineering and Architecture.

Read the piece on the history of empirical medicine, you’ll see how far we have come today and how far we can go tomorrow.

A PDF version of the book is available by clicking here.

But I would say, get hold of a Hardback copy for a keepsake. After all, it is the world’s first volume on perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough since ‘Hippocratic Corpus (ca. 440-340 BC) the foundation of Greek written medicine, explicitly grounds the art upon a quite different basis — a healing system independent of the supernatural and built upon natural philosophy; and of course Galen of Pergamum (130-200 AD) providing the final medical synthesis of antiquity and the effective medical standard for the next 13 centuries; and of course.’ Now where did I get that?

Click here for preview of Hard Copy Book.

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