Original Publication Date: 1 March, 2016
Publication / Source: Nanomedicine
Authors: Chandra P Epperla, Oliver Y Chen & Huan-Cheng Chang
The use of heat as a means of treatment for various diseases dates back to very ancient times. A well-known Greek philosopher and scientist Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC), who is considered as the ‘father of medicine’, stated that a disease must be incurable if it could not be cured by using heat. He even went on to successfully treat breast tumors with heat . Interestingly, two millennia later, nanotechnology is aiding much of the development of modern hyperthermia.