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February 7, 1931

Der Mensch: Vom Werden, Wesen und Wirken des menschlichen Organismus.

JAMA. 1931;96(6):464. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720320064036

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This volume is an outgrowth of the famous museum of hygeine. It includes chapters by numerous authorities covering the structure and development of the human body, divided into various systems, and illustrated by the most graphic illustrations available in any work of this kind. Indeed, the illustrations are in themselves worth more than the price of the book, thus making it valuable even to those who do not read German. The German text has evidently been written with a view to easy reading but certainly would not be understandable even if translated directly into English by the average American reader. Because of the quality of the illustrative material, the book almost demands American production with not only a translation but a rewriting of the German text in easily understandable terms.

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