This book should be on the waiting room table of every physician, but before it gets there the physician himself should have read it through. Sixth of a series of lectures to the laity sponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine, it represents an excellent approach of the values of scientific medicine to the problems of the individual.
The introduction, by Haven Emerson, M.D., "Humanism and Science," by Alan Gregg, M.D., and "Philosophy as Therapy," by Irwin Edman, Ph.D., are the outstanding lectures on the relationship between the physician and the patient. These should be required reading for every physician.
"Parcelsus in the Light of Four Hundred Years," by Henry E. Sigerist, M.D., "Psychiatry and the Normal Life," by William Healy, M.D., "The Promise of Endocrinology," by Oscar Riddle, Ph.D. and "What We Do Know About Cancer," by Francis Carter Wood, M.D., all cover their subjects well within the