The Code of Life – Shvarts

In this post, we will see the book The Code of Life by A. Shvarts.
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About the book
In this book the author relates in popular language about the latest attainments of biology and medicine, and about the future of these sciences.
The reader will learn about exciting operation on the heart, the mystery of cancer, the use of electronics in – medicine and about ingenious experiments aimed at extracting fresh information. He will get acquainted with viruses and the construction of the living cell, and will learn about the role of the new and rapidly developing molecular biology.
About the author
Anatoly Shvarts
Physician and writer Anatoly Shvarts had done much to popularize biology and medicine. He has written several widely-read books about Russian doctors and physiologists.
In “The Code of Life” Shvarts takes the present-day level of biology and medicine and extends it into the future.
The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was published by Peace publishers in 1966.
 CONTENTS
Part One Medicine takes off 8
HEALING THE HEART 9
In a Vicious Circle 10
Three Barriers 14
Cold—Enemy or Friend? 20
The “Sputnik” of Surgery 26
THE DOCTOR AND THE ELECTRON 29
Interviewing the Heart 31
Proteins Broadcast 36
Surgery in Full View 41
Diagnostic Complex 49
An Electronic Colleague 61
IRON HEALTH 67
The Iron Hand 68
Farsighted Skin 73
One Kidney in Reserve 79
The Formula of the Heart 83
FIGHTING OBSTREPEROUS TISSUE 90
The First Find 91
Strange Geography 95
Wandering Carcinogens 98
Magic Bullets 102
IN THE DEPTHS OF THE LIVING 106
Hours, Not Days! 107
The Seeds of Life 112
Hormone Plantations 117
The Heart of an Eagle 121
A Ray of Hope 126
Part TWO. THE TREASURE HOUSE OF THE CELL 136
NEVER GROWING OLD 137
The Anatomy of the Eiffel Tower 137
What People Live by 141
The Lymphocyte Builder 146
Prometheus and Monkeys 148
The Best Operation 150
VIRUS OF MANY GUISES 154
Ailment in Seven-League Boots 154
The Enemy Attacks 158
How the Virus was Tamed 162
Counterblow 164
A TRIP INTO THE MUSCLE 169
A Miracle of Molecular Technology 171
The Fire of Life 176
Pulsed Messengers   181
THE BATTLEFIELD OF IMMUNITY   185
Yours and Mine 185
The Tribulations of Insulin 189
The Profile of a Molecule 192
Medicine of the Future 198
THE CODE OF LIFE  202
Inside the Cell 203
Protein on the Production Line 207
Who? 217
Disowning One’s Own 225
NEWS FROM INSIDE THE CELL 228
A Substance or a Being? 230
This is How  234
A Tilt with the Invisible. 238
Problem “X” 247
Virus Hunters 261

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