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March 17, 1928

A Text-Book of Physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians.

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By William H. Howell, Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., Professor of Physiology in the School of Hygiene and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University. Tenth edition. Cloth. Price, $6.50. Pp. 1081, with 308 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(11):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690380062035

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Perhaps no writer of textbooks has been more diligent in keeping his volume abreast of the times than has the author of Howell's physiology. The text is now in its welcome tenth edition; the ninth was published as recently as 1925. In his preface the author writes as follows:

"In view of the great volume of experimental work upon physiology that is continually appearing in our journals, and the fact that special disciplines are required for a full comprehension of the advance along different lines, it is almost presumptuous for any one worker to attempt to give a presentation of the status of the whole subject. The author feels keenly his deficiencies for such a task, and if it were a matter of starting anew he would shrink from undertaking it. There is, however, a certain obligation, in the case of a book already established, to maintain its usefulness as

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