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Anticipation and Medicine

  • Mihai Nadin


  • Presents recent research in Anticipation Science

  • Focuses on Medical aspects

  • Brings together contributions from world-wide first class academics and scholars


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Anticipation and Medical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Thomas O. Staiger, Patricia A. Kritek, Erin L. Blakeney, Brenda K. Zierler, Kurt O’Brien, Ross H. Ehrmantraut
      Pages 31-40
    3. Hans Jörgen Grabe
      Pages 41-48
    4. Oleg Kubryak
      Pages 49-65
  3. Evaluating the Risk Factors and Opportunities of New Medical Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Marianna Garonzi, Cesare Centomo, Massimo Delledonne
      Pages 87-102
  4. Examining the Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Mihai Nadin
      Pages 147-175
  5. Anticipation and Medical Data Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Alice Ferng, Vishal Punwani, Shiv Gaglani
      Pages 179-190
    3. Wilko Heuten, Hermie Hermens, Jan-Dirk Hoffmann, Monique Tabak, Janko Timmermann, Detlev Willemsen et al.
      Pages 191-203
  6. Anticipation and Psychological Aspects of Patient Treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Julie Brisson, Anne-Laure Sorin
      Pages 207-218
    3. Nathaniel G. Harnett, Kimberly H. Wood, Muriah D. Wheelock, Amy J. Knight, David C. Knight
      Pages 219-228
  7. Anticipation and Ubiquitous Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229

About this book


In this book, practicing physicians and experts in anticipation present arguments for a new understanding of medicine. Their contributions make it clear that medicine is the decisive test for anticipation. The reader is presented with a provocative hypothesis: If medicine will align itself with the anticipatory condition of life, it can prompt the most important revolution in our time. To this end, all stakeholders—medical practitioners, patients, scientists, and technology developers—will have to engage in the conversation. The book makes the case for the transition from expensive, and only marginally effective, reactive treatment through “spare parts” (joint replacements, organ transplants) and reliance on pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, opiates) to anticipation-informed healthcare.

Readers will understand why the current premise of treating various behavioral conditions (attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, schizophrenia) through drugs has to be re-evaluated from the perspective of anticipation. In the manner practiced today, medicine generates dependence and long-lasting damage to those it is paid to help. As we better understand the nature of the living, the proactive view of healthcare, within which the science and art of healing fuse, becomes a social and political mandate.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mihai Nadin
    • 1
  1. 1.antÉ—Institute for Research in Anticipatory SystemsUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA

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