The overarching thesis of this book is that the prevailing biomolecular
model of disease is too restricted for clinical use.
It took me many years to come to that conclusion. I was pushed
to come to that view through my experiences with patients who
did not fit the narrow model. Too many exceptions forced me to
find an expanded model of disease. These are the stories of those
patients and my interaction with them as a physician over a fiftyyear
This book is a collection of some of the invited talks presented at the international
meeting held at the Max Planck Institut fiir Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden,
Germany during August 6-30, 2001, on the rapidly developing field of nanoscale
science and bio-electronics (http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~nanobio/).
Semiconductor physics has experienced unprecedented developments over the second
half of the twentieth century. The exponential growth in microelectronic processing
power and the size of dynamic memories has been achieved by significant downscahng
of the minimum feature size.
In consequence of the extreme prevalence of Scrofulous, Scorbutic, and Cancerous Diseases, and the
ignorance which exists on the part of the public, as to their causes, symptoms, and nature, I have been induced
to reprint my observations on those subjects, and to send forth an Eighth Edition for the information of the