Shape of Things to Come, The: Exploring the Future of the Human Body

Druin Burch

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Head of Zeus

Published: 12th Nov '20


A vision of what the future holds for our bodies and the medicine used to treat them.

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In this humane and important exploration of modern medicine, Druin Burch examines the future of medicine, our changing physicalities and the implications of longer life.From birth to death and through the exploration of topics such as disease, sex, mind, eating and drinking, Burch tracks the future of medicine by looking at what is already possible today. Weaving in insights from literature, art and history, The Shape of Things to Come considers the cultural complexity surrounding medicine as well as its impact on the humanities.As a specialist in geriatric medicine Burch writes with a keen understanding of the medical profession. He outlines the areas of medicine which have seen the greatest improvements and optimistically offers insight into further advancements.Praise for Druin Burch: ‘A writer of searing intelligence and lively wit’ GOOD BOOK GUIDE’Each chapter is a self-contained pleasure to read’ SUNDAY TIMES’Intriguing and informed’ THE TIMES

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Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 432