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October 1959

Science and Education at the Crossroads: A View from the Laboratory.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;104(4):674. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270100160031

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There is no rest from reminders that we are at a nodal point in the history of man and of science. Dr. Still's background in laboratory investigation, as well as his military experience and his work in public health and in general practice, give him a high vantage point from which to look at the present position and hopes of science and education. His view is that science indeed has had some responsibility for producing the great problems of the modern age and, therefore, has an obligation to help in the solutions of these problems. An effort is made throughout to apply scientific study to global problems, the complexity of which keeps the book from being anything more than an outline of general principles. The first part of the book deals with short-range problems, and the second considers the longer view. Anyone who is aware of how little personal experience

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