Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility

© 2003 Robert A. Freitas Jr. All Rights Reserved.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume IIA: Biocompatibility, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2003

Opening Quotations


To understand the very large we must understand the very small.

– Democritus, 470-380 BC



The human understanding, when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else by some distinction sets aside and rejects, in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate.

– Francis Bacon, Novum Organum: Aphorisms on the Interpretation of Nature and the Empire of Man, 1620



The future belongs to those who prepare for it.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


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