Science: Pessimist's Proposal

A confirmed pessimist as well as a distinguished, patient and learned anthropologist is Dr. Ernest Albert Hooton of Harvard University. Dr. Hooton doubts whether man's evolutionary status has improved appreciably since the end of the Glacial Ages, believes it will get worse unless "the reckless and copious breeding of protected inferiors" is stopped.

That his sardonic mind can also generate constructive ideas, Dr. Hooton proved last week in the leading article of Science, entitled "An Anthropologist Looks at Medicine." Therein he suggested a common ground whereon Anthropology and Medicine might get together for the benefit of mankind.

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