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November 9, 1940

Science and Everyday Life

JAMA. 1940;115(19):1660. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810450074035

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Abstract

This volume consists of a series of articles written by the author for various publications, mostly addressed to the public. They appeared in England in the Daily Worker as a series of columns. The articles are divided into eleven chapters dealing with food, bad air, general science, drugs, heredity and socialmedical relationships. Dr. Haldane writes beautifully and he is intelligible to every intelligent reader. He seems still to be seriously impressed by the Russian experiment. Presumably the Daily Worker in Great Britain is a facsimile of the one which has been inflicted on Americans in recent years. Dr. Haldane admits frankly his belief in the doctrines of Marx and it is interesting to see how even medical science can become unscientific when one wishes to promote a doctrine rather than scientific fact. Professor Haldane is himself a thinker and, of course, makes every reader think. His comment on the case

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