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July 1963

The Human Situation.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(1):136-138. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860010162019

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The Human Situation was first delivered as The Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow in 1935-1937. The lecturer, W. Macneile Dixon (1886-1946), had retired from the professorship of English language and literature in the University of Glasgow in 1935. As the author said, he proposed to set forth "as briefly and clearly as in me lies, the undisputed and indisputable facts of the human situation, the circumstances in which we actually find ourselves." He would allow his thoughts to revolve around "What kind of world is this that we in fact inhabit? And to discuss some among the possible and alternative interpretations of things as they are."

The author does range widely over the human situation discussing with great erudition man's place and function in the universe. Entering upon an engagement very difficult, he proceeds with the busiest common sense and literate charm to assist us in trying to

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