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The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care by [Topol, Eric]
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As an introduction for the lay reader to the sophisticated digital technology now being applied to medical care, and as an explanation of the rapidly advancing science of medical genetics and the new revelations from the sequencing of the human genome, Topol's book is a tour de force. --Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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""What happens when you combine cellular phone technology with the cellular aberrations in disease? Or create a bridge between the digital revolution with the medical revolution? How will minute biological sensors alter the way we treat lethal illnesses, such as heart attacks or cancer? This marvelous book by Eric Topol, a leading cardiologist, gene hunter and medical thinker, answers not just these questions, but many many more. Topol's analysis draws us to the very frontlines of medicine, and leaves us with a view of a landscape that is both foreign and daunting. He manages to recount this story in simple, lucid language--resulting in an enthralling and important book."
--Atul Gawande, M.D., author of The Checklist Manifesto

About the Author

Eric Topol, MD, is Professor of InnovativeMedicine and the Director of theh Scripps Translational Science Institute. He founded the world's first cardiovascular gene bank at the Cleveland Clinic, and lives with his family in California.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1639 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Trade Paper Edition, Revised and Expanded edition (2 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006NV93U8
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #251,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Collis on 16 Oct. 2013
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This was a stimulating book. At times, the author went into too much detail but I both learnt a lot and it gave one encouragement. It is amazing how conservative the medical profession is. An EC equivalent would be interesting.
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This Author has taken the time to explain in layman ' s terms what the future of medical care is becoming .
Hopefully as the Internet develops ,this may reduce the medical costs and make it available to all without unnecessary regulations and political interference.
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Being asked to review a complex and profound book less than ten days after taking receipt of it is perhaps not the sign of a thinking organisation and does undoubtedly require a considered review of reviewing practice and/or customer service algorythm. However, a preliminary comment is that this volume is a valuable contribution to everyone's thinking about where medicine, sensor technology and distribution ofmedical data is going. One wonders whether the contenr majors upon the application of non invasive assessments of organ functions and look forward to finding out over the coming weeks.... The book is readable by a non-specialist from the start, hense the four star award. This may improve with time.
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My initial reaction was that it was very US centric but it has many lessons of global importance.
It was a real page turner and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in medicine.
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