The Great Ideas Today (1963), Biology and Medicine bibliography

The 1963 Biological Sciences and Medicine article was written by Leonard Engel and Kenneth Brodney. Here’s the bibliography:

Author(s) Title Publication details
Bernard, Claude An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine New York: The Macmillan Co, 1927
Olmsted, J.M.D. Claude Bernard, Physiologist New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938
Olmsted, J.M.D. and Olmsted, E.H. Claude Bernard and the Experimental Method in Medicine New York: Henry Schuman, Inc., 1952
Virtanen, Reino Claude Bernard and His Place in the History of Ideas Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1960
Anderson, Oscar E., Jr. The Health of a Nation Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958
Coon, Carleton S. The Origin of Races New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962
Dobzhansky, Theodosius G. Mankind Evolving New Haven: Yale University Press, 1962
Mayr, Ernst Animal Species and Evolution Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1962
Medawar, Peter B. The Uniqueness of the Individual New York: Basic Books, 1958
Merrill, John P. “The Transplantation of the Kidney.” In The Scientific American October, 1959
Oakley, Kenneth P. Man, the Toolmaker Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957
Taussig, Helen B. “The Thalidomide Syndrome.” In The Scientific American Aug-62
Young, James Harvey The Toadstool Millionaires Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1961

The following interesting annotation was attached to the entry for Carleton Coon’s The Origin of Races:

This book has aroused wide controversy. It will be read for years because in it Dr. Coon presents a unique roundup of almost all the important finds in early man, from the discovery of Neanderthal Man and Java Man in the nineteenth century to the most recent finds at Olduvai Gorge. Alone among contemporary anthopologists, Dr. Coon has visited a majority of the sites and personally examined most of the bones he talks about. However, he uses his information and talents to construct a curious theory of racial origins. According to this theory, the main races of man became distinct and separated long before man reached the Homo sapiens stage, and crossed the boundary to the sapiens state individually– whites first, Negroes much later. Aside from the fact that his book is being exploited by white supremacists, his theory has been condemned as bad genetics and biology by anthropologists, biologists, and geneticists alike.  [emphasis mine].


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