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Coping with Methuselah: The Impact of Molecular Biology on Medicine and Society (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0815700407 / ISBN 13: 9780815700401
Edité par BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States, 2004
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Many medical authorities predict that average life expectancy could well exceed 100 years by mid century and rise even higher soon thereafter. This astonishing prospect, brought on by the revolution in molecular biology and information technology, confronts policymakers and public health officials with a host of new questions. How will increased longevity affect local and global demographic trends, government taxation and spending, health care, the workplace, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid? What ethical and quality-of-life issues are raised by these new breakthroughs? In Coping with Methuselah, a group of practicing scientists and public policy experts come together to address the problems, challenges, and opportunities posed by a longer life span. This book will generate discussion in political, social, and medical circles and help prepare us for the extraordinary possibilities that the future may hold. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780815700401

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Titre : Coping with Methuselah: The Impact of ...

Éditeur : BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, United States

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"... the main thesis in Coping with Methuselah is that future developments in molecular and supramolecular biomedicine will really enable us to defy the evolutionary constraints of body design and biochemistry, and that life-spans of hundreds and thousands of years will be attainable by most, if not all... All seven chapters of the book are excellent examples of scholarly academic writing... Coping with Methuselah is a challenge that you may like to take up, and if you succeed, you will surely be much wiser and better informed." --Suresh I.S. Rattan, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Embo Reports, 6/1/2004 "[A] careful, academic overview of a number of related issues surrounding people living significantly longer." --Hugh Long, Inquiry - Excellus Health Plan, 1/1/2004 "This book is a useful collection of evidence, for those not already familiar with the issues." --Marcus Longley, University of Glamorgan, Social Policy, 10/15/2004 "COPING WITH METHUSELAH is an important book about the future of the human lifespan, the possibility of a revolution in longevity... and the social and economic consequences that would result from living much longer lives than we do today." --Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D., National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, The New England Journal of Medicine, 12/16/2004 "This book is both stimulating and reassuring by its brilliant display of scholarship and thoughtful counterpoint on a compelling subject that will shape the future for generations to come." --Anthony J. Lechich, MD, Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center, New York, Care Management Journals

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