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October 1951

Dimensional Analysis for Students of Medicine.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(4):548-549. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810100132016

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"... It is the pure scientists who now alone understand the use of our new and unpredictable weapons of hostility—such as the atomic bomb. The psychiatrists, as a whole, understand the mechanisms of unconscious motivation of hostility within man himself. Those who control the weapons of hostility and those who understand the psychomotive forces engendering hostility must meet on common ground as soon as possible. It appears to be a necessary condition that the 'pure' scientific disciplines and the psychological disciplines, antipodal in their very nature but meeting in the body of man, must merge if man is not to destroy himself." The above paragraph taken from the introduction to this little book tells us its purpose, which certainly seems very reasonable. In the various chapters, however, such as "General Discussion," "The Circulatory System," etc., one immediately plunges into mathematical treatment which is quite outside the scope of the reviewer's understanding

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