Man the Unknown. Alexis CARREL.

Man the Unknown.

London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xviii + 346pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, index. From the Preface: The author, a French physician and Nobel Laureate offers this volume as a reflection on what is and isn't known about man "in light of discoveries in biology, physics, and medicine". "It is impossible to understand man as a whole without an accurate knowledge of his organic constitution, his physiological and mental functions, the nature of his inner time, and his adaptive functions...We must realize that only the individual exists, and that the human being is an abstraction created by our mind for the needs of science, economics, sociology and philosophy... For the first time in the history of the world, science reveals to a declining civilization the road to salvation." Cloth a bit rubbed and faded, corners and spine ends bruised and chafed, page edges darkened else a tight, pages toned but unmarked. Overall a clean VG copy (no dust jacket). Item #63025

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