The Resource Where medicine went wrong : rediscovering the path to complexity, Bruce J. West

Where medicine went wrong : rediscovering the path to complexity, Bruce J. West

Label
Where medicine went wrong : rediscovering the path to complexity
Title
Where medicine went wrong
Title remainder
rediscovering the path to complexity
Statement of responsibility
Bruce J. West
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Where Medicine Went Wrong explores how the idea of an average value has been misapplied to medical phenomena, distorted understanding and lead to flawed medical decisions. Through new insights into the science of complexity, traditional physiology is replaced with fractal physiology, in which variability is more indicative of health than is an average. The capricious nature of physiological systems is made conceptually manageable by smoothing over fluctuations and thinking in terms of averages. But these variations in such aspects as heart rate, breathing and walking are much more susceptible to the early influence of disease than are averages."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
610.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
R723
LC item number
.W463 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Studies of nonlinear phenomena in life sciences
  • Studies of nonlinear phenomena in life sciences
Series volume
  • v. 11
  • v. 11
Label
Where medicine went wrong : rediscovering the path to complexity, Bruce J. West
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Contents
1. Chance and variation -- 2. The expectation of health -- 3. Even uncertainty has laws -- 4. The uncertainty of health -- 5. Fractal physiology -- 6. Complexity -- 7. Disease as loss of complexity
Control code
000040934338
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 337 p.
Isbn
9789812568830
Lccn
2006042102
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23098156
System control number
wsebk9812568832

Library Locations

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