By Samson Wright, M.D., F.R.C.P., John Astor Professor of Physiology, University of London. Fifth edition. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 604, with 195 illustrations. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1934.
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This textbook has received a well deserved popularity among practitioners of medicine. As Swale Vincent stated, "the day has gone by when a practitioner, however modest, can afford to declare that he has forgotten his physiology." This book is not a didactic presentation of physiology. The author's aim in preparing the original edition was to integrate physiology with clinical medicine. Special stress was laid on those functions which are commonly deranged in disease. Because of this and the skill and clarity with which it has been done, the book has been invaluable to students in medicine beyond their first two years and to those engaged in the practice of medicine. One would have great difficulty digging out facts and theories that are presented here in such a well correlated manner. The style and form of presentation make the book most engaging. It is simple and concise, yet almost every important
Applied Physiology. JAMA. 1934;103(15):1176. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750410066026