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August 1963

Francis Bacon and the Modern Dilemma.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(2):301-302. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860020199044

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This is another collection of the lovely and haunting essays by Loren Eiseley, the naturalist writer who has given us so many delightful moments with his books, The Mind as Nature (1962), The Firmament of Time (1960), Darwin's Century (1958), and The Immense Journey (1957). If there is a scientist anywhere writing more poetic prose, and making more sense with it, I have not encountered him, nor his productions. Some example of the beauty of his lines may be had in the author's dedication of his latest book.

To Francis Bacon and Sir Thomas Meautys his faithful secretary who erected his monument and chose in death to lie at his feet sharing honor and disgrace this tribute from one who more than three centuries beyond their grave is still seeking the lost continent of their dream

The book is composed of three lectures entitled: (1) "The Man Who Saw Through

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