Summing Up: Using Medicine in Science Fiction

  • H. G. StratmannEmail author
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


The preceding chapters provide a broad overview of how science fiction can include medical care and concepts. Medicine’s contributions to the genre may involve depicting the ministrations of human (or otherwise) practitioners of the healing arts, a cornucopia of methods to threaten or inflict physical and psychological harm on characters, and using futuristic technologies to heal, rejuvenate, or even remake the human body. This final chapter will summarize and expand on key ideas presented previously as well as introduce several new ones.


Genetic Engineering International Space Station Science Fiction Human Cloning Artificial Gravity 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SpringfieldUSA

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