By P. B. Medawar, F.R.S. Price, $3. Pp. 128, with no illustrations. Basic Books, Inc., 59 Fourth Ave., New York 3, 1960.
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Six years ago when attending a Ciba Symposium on aging in London I had the happy surprise and pleasure of being in the company of Dr. Medawar for a couple of days. This was a most rewarding experience. One of the byproducts of this meeting was that I looked up many of Medawar's published works which ran more to biological than medical themes. I formed a very high regard for his capabilities, his imagination, and by no means least, his brilliant capacity to clarify abstruse ideas in elegant language. He has the ability to crystallize many a biological truth in prose so graceful and lively that one learns willy-nilly. Only afterwards does one realize that such artistry betokens the rigorous discipline of excellence as well as a bountiful array of talent. The six essays included in The Future of Man were the BBC Reith Lectures of 1959. It is singularly
Bean WB. The Future of Man. Arch Intern Med. 1961;107(4):632-634. doi:10.1001/archinte.1961.03620040158036