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June 1958

Your World and Mine.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(6):1179-1180. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260180169034

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A heartbreaking frustration of human existence is the fact that one's accumulated experience and wisdom cannot be transmitted except precariously and in small driblets. This leads the thoughtful person to all manner of apprehension and alarm. Halbert Dunn's essay on human relations, "Your World and Mine," represents an effort to set down on paper the extensive experience in the personal relationships of a man who has achieved a high rank in the field of hospital administration and medical statistics. He sets forth his notion of a constructive philosophy of social organization for modern man based on man's potential for creative genius as well as the small matters of adjusting to day-by-day existence. Few, I think, would argue with his thesis; but it is far from clear how he would go about making his program an operational one; as the jargon goes, how would he utilize personnel to implement his recommendations?

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