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June 26, 1909

Catholic Churchmen in Science. Second Series.

JAMA. 1909;LII(26):2130. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540520044033

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Abstract

We are glad to see a second volume on the great contributors to science who were Catholic clergymen, following the one we noted some time ago. The historical side of medicine needs to receive more attention, and Dr. Walsh's contribution will help to make more clear the work done by some of the great founders in science. The books of this series have as an underlying motive an argument for the compatibility of science and faith. From the lives outlined in these chapters, Walsh remarks, it can readily be seen that most men may be devout believers in all the mysteries of religion, without having curtailed in any wise the powers for the searching investigations and inquiries that are so important for progress in science. The divisions of this second volume are: "Albertus Magnus, Philosopher, Theologian, Scientist;" "John XXI, Philosopher, Physician, Pope;" "Guy de Chauliac, Father of Modern Surgery;" Regiomontanus,

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