Video and TV Interviews
CBS News 3
“Phone Bank: Docs on Call”
September 23, 2008
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CBS 3 hosted a special bank on September 23, 2008 with numerous doctors on-call to answer various questions.

“Electronic DiagNOSEis”
September 23, 2008
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Journalist Joshua Johnson sat down with Dr. William Hanson, this week, to discuss his recent book “The Edge of Medicine.” Dr Hanson describes some of the newest technologies utilized to more efficiently diagnose illnesses in patients and some of the history that inspired these advancements. For example, the electronic nose detects infection, such as pneumonia, based on a person’s breath.

Radio Interviews and Podcasts
WHYY Radio Times
Interview with Marty Moss-Coane
October 29, 2008
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In his new book, "The Edge of Medicine: The Technology that Will Change Our Lives," Hanson looks at biotech innovations that are advancing the medical field including an electronic nose that detects infection based on a person’s breath and wheelchairs operated by brainwaves.

KUOW 94.9 FM
January 5, 2009
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What are the latest advances in medical technology? Electronic noses that can sniff out cancer, computer health wizards that will prescribe for you online, wheelchairs operated by brain waves. We'll talk with Dr. William Hanson, author of The Edge of Medicine. He's Director of Intensive Care at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and he teaches at Princeton on computers in medicine.

Critical Acclaim

“A rare glimpse into the future of medicine, through the eyes of a Renaissance thinker with a remarkable grasp of history and modern science, combined with a deep compassion for patients.”

David E. Longnecker, M.D.,
Director at the American Association of Medical Colleges

About the Author

William Hanson M.D. is an anesthesiologist and chief of intensive care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School as well as an Associated Faculty member of the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, where he has taught a course on computers in medicine...