Dubos, R. Man, medicine, and environment
René J. Dubos. Man, medicine, and environment
Series: Britannica perspective
In clear, non-technical language, Dr. Dubos analyzes the complex interrelationships that govern man’s life today and the effects of environmental factors on the health of both primitive and modern men. “All manifestations of the human disease are the consequences of the interplay between body, mind, and environment,” he says, surveying past and present biomedical control of human life and the possibilities of improving it in the future. “Medicine was, at the beginning of civilization, the mother of science,” he writes.
“The continued growth of technological civilization, indeed, its very survival, requires an enlargement of our understanding of man’s nature,” Dr. Dubos writes. To that enlargement Man, medicine, and environment makes a cogent and stimulation contribution.
environmental health, medicine
The Rockefeller University, "Dubos, R. Man, medicine, and environment" (1968). RU Authors. 40.