WHY KEEP THEM ALIVE? by Paul de Kruif
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A dramatic appeal for some means of making available to all the discoveries of science. Increasingly aware that poverty is the worst enemy of all, Dr. de Kruif set out to discover for himself the underlying tragedy of a society in which famine is possible in the midst of plenty, of waste; in which death by diphtheria, by tuberculosis, by other dread diseases is an everyday occurrence in spite of the findings of science in prevention and cure. He gives due credit to the great contributions made by devoted doctors and nurses and social workers -- but shows what a drop in the bucket of vast need these contributions necessarily are. As always, he tells a powerful story, filled with anecdote and human drama.

Pub Date: March 5th, 1936
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace