The Great Ideas Today (1964) Bibliography of Biological Sciences and Medicine

The following titles are listed after René Dubos’ essay on Biological Sciences and Medicine in The Great Ideas Today 1964 (pp. 225-270).


Bates, Marston. The Forest and the Sea. New York: Random House, Inc., 1960.

Carson, Rachel.  Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1962. (google books)

Commoner, Barry. “In Defense of Biology.”  In Science, 133, June 2, 1961, pp. 1745-48.

Commoner, Barry. “Is Science Getting Out of Hand?” Address before First General Session of the Eleventh Annual Convention, National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; March 30, 1963.

Dubos, René. The Dreams of Reason.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1961

Dubos, René. Mirage of Health. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. (google books)

Dubos, René. Torch of Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1962

Egler, Frank. “Pesticides–in Our Ecosystem.” American Scientist, 52, 1964, pp. 110-136.

Elton, Charles S. The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants.   New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1958. (google books)

Fiske, Donald W., and Maddi, Salvatore R. Functions of Varied Experience.  Homewood, Illinois: The Dorsey Press, 1961.

Herber, Lewis. Our Synthetic Environment.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962

Kety, Seymour.  “A Biologist Examines the Mind and Behavior. Many disciplines contribute to understandinghuman behavior, each with peculiar virtues and limitations.” In Science, 132, December 23, 1960, pp. 1861-70.

Mommarts, Wilfied F. H. M. “Molecular Physiology–Analysis and Synthesis.”  In American Scientist, 50, September, 1962, pp. 497-504.

Mora, P. T. “Directiveness in Biology on the Molecular Level?” In American Scientist, 50, September, 1962, pp. 570-575.

Mora, P. T. “Urge and Molecular Biology.”  In Nature, 199, July 20, 1963, pp. 212-219.

Nutman, P. S., and Mosse, Barbara. Symbiotic Assocations.  Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology, held in London, April, 1963). Cambridge University Press, 1963.

Parkes, A. S., and Bruce, H. M. “Olfactory Stimuli in Mammalian Reproduction.”                In Science, 134, October 13, 1961, pp. 1049-54.

Simpson, G. G. This View of Life. New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1964.




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