By Luther L. Terry M. D. (auth.), Burgess H. Jennings, John E. Murphy (eds.)
This symposium was once a joint attempt, co-sponsored through Northwestern collage and Borg-Warner company and integrated representatives of the latter-day estates of college, undefined, and executive. All of those teams have been deeply drawn to partaking, because the difficulties of guy and his atmosphere, in particular his city environ ment, are ones that are solved simply via a cooperative attempt. The symposium complaints current a evaluation of the current place of guy and his surroundings and description the actual and social-science efforts being made to unravel the issues posed via man's swiftly altering setting. The structure of this e-book is such that Dr. Luther L. Terry's speech, "Environmental overall healthiness: each body's Business," serves as an creation to the many-faceted dis cussions at the interactions of guy and his setting. Mr. P. B. Gordon's speech "Man and His setting - the place Are We? the place Are We Going"?" aptly summarizes this symposium and serves this goal during this ebook. each attempt was once exerted to make this symposium a normal dis cussion assembly the place contributions from either the formal audio system and the viewers have been bought. The documents of 2 panel discussions, together with reviews from the ground and replies via the audio system, are integrated during this quantity. This book is the results of the coordinated efforts of many members: the audio system, Northwestern collage, Borg-Warner company, the Symposium making plans Committee such as D. W.
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