1921
Volume s1-28, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

The Greeks were not the first to relate the sun, moon, and winds to the health and behavior of man. But their physicians, especially Aristotle, first brought order to the folklore that had grown from such observations as that some diseases are seasonal, woman's menstrual cycle keeps pace with the moon, animals generally bear their young in the spring. Modern medicine has not accepted all of Aristotle's philosophy without question, but has subjected his abstractions to test and measurement. Some who have made such studies are skeptical of the influence of minor weather changes on man; their laboratory observations convince them that living organisms are extraordinarily well-buffered against the ordinary caprices of sun and wind.

On the other hand, the author of “Man, Weather and Sun” has gone far in accepting those abstractions of Aristotle which relate to “the extremely complex integration of the human organism and the inorganic environment…”.

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2017-11-22
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