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December 1963

The History of Science and the New Humanism.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(6):992-993. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860060204033

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The student who has his head full of learning is not bowed low as is the greenhorn who has his books under his arm. For many years I had wondered why paperback editions of medical books, and scientific books in general, had not become more prevalent. To a degree, this deficiency has been made up in recent years, and this is of particular importance in making available classic works in history and humanism as well as vast technical tomes of anatomy which should be purchased by the traditionally impecunious medical student and resident. The late George Sarton published the original version of this book more than 30 years ago, and now Midland edition has been released by the Indiana University Press at Bloomington. The book includes some alterations and emendations, on the whole minor. Scholars of George Sarton's type are rare in any age, nonexistent in many, so we must

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