Books: Voyage to the Brain

FANTASTIC VOYAGE by Isaac Asimov. 239 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $3.95.

For sci-fi nuts, the author's name is reason enough to open this book. Dr. Asimov not only writes good science fiction and good science books for laymen, but he is, besides, associate professor of biochemistry at Boston University's School of Medicine. The Fantastic Voyage of the title is taken by five human beings whose size has been reduced 1,000,000 times. The trip begins in the carotid artery of a scientist who is dying of a blood clot in the brain; it ends, after the clot is successfully reduced by laser beams, in...

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