What if you could take a pill, put a bandage over it, and walk away?
The future of medicine sounds like a futuristic vision of the future, and it’s not far off from that.
We can’t stop the advances of medicine.
We just can’t put them in front of our eyes.
But how will we know when we can’t?
That’s what we’re here to ask.
We want to know how we got here, what we can do to change the course of our medical history.
In this interview, we talk to Dr. David C. Smith, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, about how the next few decades will shape the future of treatment, and why the field is still so young.
What’s the future?
You can find out more about the topics we cover in our “What the Future of Treatment Means” column, which runs from March 3 to March 4.
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