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June 8, 1940

Evans' Recent Advances in Physiology

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Revised by W. H. Newton, M.D., M.Sc., Reader in Physiology, University of London, University College, London. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 490, with 109 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., Inc., 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(23):2327. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810230057029

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This useful book is composed of twelve essays on the present status of various topics in physiology. As in the previous editions there are discussions of the sex hormones, the mechanism of oxygen supply to the fetus, the transport of carbon dioxide in the blood, the metabolism of cardiac muscle, the secretion of urine, the nervous control of micturition, chemical transmission at nerve endings, and the spinal reflex. New chapters have been included on some aspects of the physiology of bone, the Carrel-Lindbergh perfusion apparatus, certain problems of carbohydrate metabolism, and the cortical control of muscular movement. The portion of the book which has been carried over from the previous edition has been revised and rearranged. The book is well illustrated, each chapter contains a select bibliography, and there is a suitable index. The volume may be considered as an advanced textbook on certain phases of physiology. There are a

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