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March 23, 1940

Outline of Physiology

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By William R. Amberson, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Dietrich C. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 412, with 177 illustrations by Norris Jones, Instructor in Scientific Illustrating, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(12):1105. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810120077043

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Abstract

This little volume contains an amazing amount of fundamental information on every phase of physiology. Brief historical introductions are given for the major sections of the subject and the thesis is aptly illustrated with original drawings, diagrams and plates. While the volume is primarily intended for introduction to college biology and physiology, the medical student might very well read every word first before undertaking to digest the more complex textbooks in medical physiology. The simple but concise and scientifically accurate style will aid greatly to make the more weighty treatment of the subject comprehensible.

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