NEW FRONTIERS OF MEDICINE by Kenneth K. Goldstein

NEW FRONTIERS OF MEDICINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Wow! ""When you think that sometimes it is hard to get just a few people or groups working together well, you can begin to marvel at the intricate efficiency of the body. . . ."" Think of the heart, lungs, and all those ""important organs"". . .the brain, a ""magic machine"". . .the endocrine system with its ""wonder fluids"". . .the defense system working within that ""strong yet leaky castle,"" that ""craggy fortress,"" the body. Yet medical science has even greater wonders in store: ""There's a crackling sense of excitement and anticipation in labs today"" where ""scientists are peeling away the mysteries of the human cell layer by layer"". . .discovering and developing DMSO. . .DNA. . .ACTH. . .transplants. . . preparing for a 21st century featuring disposables. . .computer diagnosis. . .lasers. . .electronic monitors. . .astronauts fitted out with complete sets of man-made organs more durable than the originals. (It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a cyborg!) As for ""the final frontier,"" they've already taken great strides to retard the aging process. Shh! Don't ask where we'll put everyone. Just remember that ""one can have faith that people brilliant enough to solve the problems along the new frontiers of medicine will also be able to handle whatever social and moral problems those achievements may bring.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1974
Page count: 308pp
Publisher: Little, Brown