November 1954

The Atom Story: Being the Story of the Atom and the Human Race.

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By J. G. Feinberg, M.Sc. Price, $4.75. Pp. 243, with 30 illustrations. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 East 40th St., New York 16, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;94(5):867. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00250050181026

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This book is very interesting reading for one who needs a practical review of the fascinating history and development of our knowledge of the atom. The story is told in a very straightforward way but with enough scientific facts to make even a physician understand for the first time much about the atom that was unknown to him. It is surprising to find that Aristotle's influence was such a forceful detriment to the advancement of the atomic theory. However, from Democritus to E. O. Lawrence the story is a fascinating one and one which most physicians would thoroughly enjoy.

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