Urban Wiesing


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Whether you believe it or not: the best of all times is nigh!

Personalised medicine, gene technology, artificial intelligence – the desired victory over illnesses, yes the improvement of human kind are on our doorstep, so Silicon Valley, the elite universities and research labs of the world tell us. In these modern cathedrals, new apostles declare the happy news, and we receive it gladly. But why? And what does this say about us and current times? Urban Wiesing shows that a great human need for healing exists, which in our time medicine alone appears to be able to satisfy. But what can we realistically expect from medicine as a science? An unflinching appeal to the basic virtues of medicine as science and an exciting examination of the present. 


About Urban Wiesing

Urban Wiesing, born in 1958, is Director of the Institute of the Ethics and the History of Medicine at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. He studied medicine, philosophy, sociology and the history of medicine in Münster and Berlin. From 2004 to 2013, he chaired the Central Ethics Committee of the German Medical Association, and since 2009, he has been a member of the Medical Ethics Committee of the World Medical Association.

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