May 1968

After the Intermission

Arch Intern Med. 1968;121(5):466-470. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.03640050076017

It hardly seems possible that messages "out of Zebulun," pieces of counterpoint to the book review section, have been appearing in these pages for nearly six years. There has been, it is true, due to various circumstances, a recent hiatus of almost a year. But during that time it seems that little has changed. If we may believe the pundits, God is dead; the main concern of nations is not conciliation but the Gross National Product; the new culture is painfully coming to birth; episodes of the past are greeted with a ghost of a smile; the gulf between the generations widens, and the dwindling number of our citizens over 40 are increasingly suspect; the space race continues; new cars have appeared upon the shrines of the Western nations' secular cathedrals, the automobile showrooms. Meanwhile Medicine, in the van of technological achievement, is busy putting its house in order and

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