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Medical Cyberlogics

Mark R. Garber (Moscow Institute of Psychiatry, Moscow, USSR)
Igor A. Ushakov (George Washington University, Washington DC, USA)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 July 1991

Abstract

Cybernetics is a branch of science which was originally based on the explanation of certain phenomena by reference to biology and medicine. Further development in cybernetics contributed greatly to the development of technical systems. It is proposed that now is the time for the methodological and technical approaches of cybernetics to be applied to biological and medical research, in conjunction with currently used technical and scientific methods. Some possible applications of the “ideology” of cybernetics to medicine are discussed. In particular, the development and treatment of cancer and psychofrenia are considered in terms of feedback. The role of feedback in social systems and states is also analysed.

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Citation

Garber, M.R. and Ushakov, I.A. (1991), "Medical Cyberlogics", Kybernetes, Vol. 20 No. 7, pp. 35-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb005910

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