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Curiosity about the future is a human trait that underlies the ready market for oracles, crystal ball gazers, fortune tellers, and readers of tea leaves. It is also the source of scientific extrapolation of past and present phenomena into the future—a process that is the daily act of every physician as he strives to arrive at a prognosis for his patient. In these two books, the human race is the patient, and the many authors are the physicians. The physicians agree that the prognosis is bad unless something is done, but on the therapy to be described there is less
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Man and His Future.The Population Crisis and the Use of World Resources.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:368–371. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-2-368
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(2):368-371.
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