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Collected here are the essays, from eminent scientists, that have been prefacing most volumes of the Annual Review series for a bit more than a decade. Their intent is described in the subtitle but they range in style and design from desiccated chronicle to effervescent streams of anecdote, from "me and my family" snapshots to sober view of our chaotic and brutal milieu.
Most of these sketches will hold only professional interest among biochemists, physiologists, and pharmacologists, but some will have universal appeal among all thoughtful men. Of the latter class is Szent-Gyorgy's Lost in the Twentieth Century, with a
The Excitement and Fascination of Science. A Collection of Autobiographical and Philosophical Essays by Contemporary Scientists.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:733–734. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-3-733_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(3):733-734.
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