November 1959

In Praise of DarwinHomage on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Publication of the "Origin of Species"

Author Affiliations

Iowa City

Department of Medicine, State University of Iowa College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(5):827-831. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270110147019

Evolution of Modern Medicine  This section, which has as its primary purpose a review of the contributions of medical investigators and observers of the past to the present-day concepts of disease, is under the special editorship of Dr. Arthur Bloomfield, 2398 Sacramento St., San Francisco 15.His editorial in the August, 1957, issue of the A. M. A. Archives of Internal Medicine, gives further detail of what it is hoped to accomplish in these articles. Contributions or comments for this section may be sent directly to Dr. Bloomfield, or to the Chief Editor for transmittal to him.On the occasion of the centennial of the publication of the "Origin of Species," that magnificent intellectual achievement of Charles Darwin, it is fitting to review the life of the man and the impact of his ideas on his time and ours. The generalizations of science help us to understand the orderly behavior

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