The Last Natural Man

Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

  • Robert A. Norman
  • Sharad P. Paul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 1-4
  3. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 5-15
  4. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 17-24
  5. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 25-36
  6. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 37-42
  7. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 51-64
  8. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 65-72
  9. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 73-83
  10. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 85-89
  11. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
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  12. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 103-111
  13. Robert A. Norman, Sharad P. Paul
    Pages 113-122
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 123-126

About this book

Introduction

This book describes a paradigm shift for all of humanity— we are at a point where we may be the last generation that is still partially or fully natural. We are often balancing on the precipice between science and science fiction, now ready to tip the scales and slide comfortably into the future of great discoveries and wonderful changes. 

Many crucial and important questions are addressed in the pages of this book, including:  what are the true medical and social problems facing us?  Which are the highest value targets we need to focus on to ensure our best route of success?  How can we protect our futures and enhance our lives by understanding what it means to be the “last natural humans” to roam this planet?

The Last Natural Man combines a fascination with the history of medicine, evolutionary biology, and medical anthropology and mix it with modern medicine and science to investigate how we evolved and where we are headed. The overall result is a clear and engaging guidebook for navigating the often confusing and cloudy waters of the future of medicine and our life on Earth.  

Keywords

Human Aging Human genetics Human genome Iatrogenesis Personalized medicine Vaccines

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Norman
    • 1
  • Sharad P. Paul
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyNova Southeastern Medical SchoolFt. LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42217-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42215-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42217-6
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Pharma