Excerpt from Biology in Human Affairs
The subject matter falls naturally into three parts. The first part is general in character. It contains reﬂections upon the philosophy of biology and upon the validity Of its conclusions. Here the authors have also tried to show how the field Of biology is ever broadening through the inclusion of problems which were formerly thought to be beyond the reach Of scientific procedure. The second part is concerned with the mind. It contains a skeletonized account of the general development of psychology, and essays on the application Of psychological methods to education and to industry. The third part treats of the body. It is designed to Show, in some measure, the progress in dealing with man as an animal. It portrays some of the advances in genetics, in medicine, in the work Of the public health Officer, in physiology, in biochemistry, and in general zoology put to the service. In addition, there is an extended discussion Of the means by which man increases his food supply and thus makes it possible to feed some twenty million additional people with the advent Of each new season.
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