By Francis D. Moore, MD. Price, $5.50. Pp 182. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1964.
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Despite the efforts of Science, Nature, and Endeavour to be media for the interdisciplinary spread of knowledge, their sophistication means that they can fulfill this function only among scientists already active in research. Their circulation by subscription means that only rarely can they entice a naive reader into a new field. It is in remedying these troubles and in making everyone potentially a junior-grade Gauss that the Scientific American makes its unique contribution. Its articles ring true because they are written by experts actually doing investigation, and they are readable by an intelligent person almost irrespective of his background because the authors and editors have taken pains to see that they are. In a similar vein and with his usual skill Dr. Moore presents the story of transplantation.
No important phase of the epic is neglected. The vision of Carrel and many biochemical studies are blended with accounts of experimental
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