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THE MECHANISTIC ERA IN DERMATOLOGY

THE MECHANISTIC ERA IN DERMATOLOGY Abstract Utopia might be imagined as an automat with slot machines for all human needs. It would not, however, be altogether Utopia until three voluntary manipulations had been mechanistically supplanted: loading the machine, depositing the coin and removing what had been delivered. A dusky aborigine's Utopia might be a somnolent idyl under a tree, with waking moments and the foreordained descent of peeled and predigested bananas so timed that his mouth is agape ready to receive them. There is only a superficial difference between the two fantasies. Aside from being man made, the first would affect human character precisely as the second would. Intelligence, initiative and progress would languish because there would be no reason for their being. Overstandardization, the by-product of overmechanization, tends toward such a state, and is incompatible with individuality. The purpose of machinery is to soften the rigor of life by conquering time, space and effort, but http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

THE MECHANISTIC ERA IN DERMATOLOGY

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1929 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6029
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1929.02380220076003
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Abstract

Abstract Utopia might be imagined as an automat with slot machines for all human needs. It would not, however, be altogether Utopia until three voluntary manipulations had been mechanistically supplanted: loading the machine, depositing the coin and removing what had been delivered. A dusky aborigine's Utopia might be a somnolent idyl under a tree, with waking moments and the foreordained descent of peeled and predigested bananas so timed that his mouth is agape ready to receive them. There is only a superficial difference between the two fantasies. Aside from being man made, the first would affect human character precisely as the second would. Intelligence, initiative and progress would languish because there would be no reason for their being. Overstandardization, the by-product of overmechanization, tends toward such a state, and is incompatible with individuality. The purpose of machinery is to soften the rigor of life by conquering time, space and effort, but

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1929

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