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June 2, 1945

A Shorter History of Science

JAMA. 1945;128(5):395. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220077042

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The place of medicine in the whole picture of science becomes apparent in this easily readable contribution from Cambridge. The approach is from the point of view both of the subject and of the pioneer who gave to that subject a new trend. By far the majority of the work is concerned with subjects ancillary to medicine, but there are good notes regarding the development of anatomy, physiology and biology. The concluding chapters dealing with the new physics and chemistry and the stellar universe are an indication of our present trend in science.

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