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Books, Journals, New Media
November 23/30, 2005


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(20):2639. doi:10.1001/jama.294.20.2639-a

The 11th edition of Arthur Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology has recently been published, 50 years after the appearance of the first edition and three years after the unexpected death of Dr Guyton in a traffic collision. During these 50 years it has probably become the most widely read textbook of physiology in the world.

What is there to say about a book that has introduced so many physiologists to the functioning of the organism and has in turn been recommended by so many teachers of physiology to their students?

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