March 1965

Issue in Evolution.

Author Affiliations

By Sol Tax. Price, $7.50. Pp 310. The University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Ave, Chicago, Ill 60637, 1960.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(3):358-359. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03860150102019

Edited by Daniel B. Stone, MB

What fun it would be to peer about in the year 2059 to look and wonder at the effects of Charles Darwin's contribution to human understanding, the monumental theory of evolution which exploded on the complacent world of Victorian England a little over 100 years ago when he published the Origin of the Species. I sang my own paean of praise to him in this journal in the year of 1959 or Darwin 100, as the French might have called it. When I heard of the great hullabaloo and to-do in Chicago, I hoped at least to attend but I never got there. Nonetheless, I did see a television program presented by an omnium-gatherum of brilliant scholars, miscellaneous but very well matched. The scientific and biologic gentry had been lured to appear in Chicago for the occasion under the aegis of Dr. Sol Tax,

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