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The Shape of Things to Come

Exploring the Future of the Human Body
Written by: Druin Burch
Narrated by: Greg Wagland
Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
Categories: Science & Math, Medicine

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Publisher's Summary

In this humane and important exploration of modern medicine, Druin Burch examines the future of medicine, our changing physicalities and the implications of longer life. 

From birth to death and through the exploration of topics such as disease, sex, mind, eating and drinking, Burch tracks the future of medicine by looking at what is already possible today. Weaving in insights from literature, art and history, The Shape of Things to Come considers the cultural complexity surrounding medicine as well as its impact on the humanities. As a specialist in geriatric medicine Burch writes with a keen understanding of the medical profession. He outlines the areas of medicine which have seen the greatest improvements and optimistically offers insight into further advancements.

©2019 Druin Burch (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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