The Changing Era of Diseases not only explores how to end humanity's suffering from illness, but also attempts to explain the challenging problems that may arise from the control of future disease. It provides a novel perspective on how to understand the changing patterns of disease, disease development, and defense from an evolutionary point-of-view in an effort to ally the life sciences and historical approaches. Topics cover the origin of disease, its pandemic infectious manifestation, chronic and late chronic diseases, strategies of the human body to fight diseases, methods of ending diseases, and future medical systems are featured.
The book is a valuable source for researchers interested in systematic approaches to disease and students who are interested in understanding the evolution of diseases and how we have succeeded in fighting them.
- Presents the concept of disease by demonstrating the transition of disease, from hunter-gatherers, to chronic diseases in the modern society
- Demonstrates how the concept of mechanistic causality does not allow us to properly understand chronic diseases
- Discusses the role that science and technology play in prolonging human life spans - and how that will lead to new healthcare challenges in the future
1. From the Origin of Disease to Pandemic Infectious Diseases 2. The Age of Chronic and Late Chronic Diseases: A New View of Diseases 3. Five Strategies of Our Body to Fight Disease 4. Method of Ending Disease and the Future Medical System 5. After the End of Disease
Dr. Hong graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine in South Korea and obtained three specialty board certificates of family medicine, preventive medicine, and occupational & environment medicine. Currently, he is the chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Hong has published more than 250 research articles and commentaries in the international academic journals since 1996. Currently, he is co-chairing a book writing "Atmospheric Pollution in the Asia Pacific: Science-based Solutions with the support of the UN Environment. Dr. Hong is a member of the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and a policy advisor to the World Health Organization.
Dr. Hong published a book entitled The Origin of Diseases (Nova Science Pub Inc) in 2015, which provides a novel perspective on the way of understanding why we have diseases. Now he is trying to elaborate how we conquer diseases and address the challenging issues we will face in the future.