July 14, 1928

An Elementary Manual of Physiology: For Colleges, Schools of Nursing, of Physical Education, and of the Practical Arts.

JAMA. 1928;91(2):118. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700020052031

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What was said about the second edition of this little book— that it is admirably adapted for the purpose for which it was intended—applies equally well to the new edition, because it is essentially a reprint of the previous one. Of the forty chapters, thirty-six are absolutely unchanged. In two chapters there are minor additions, and in two others minor revisions, mainly of a grammatical character. The statement that "the size and shape of the different cells vary considerably" has been revised to read "cells vary greatly in size and shape." Revisions of this type may fulfil the legal requirements for recopyrighting the book, but they surely do not offer a moral ground for calling the new edition "revised." There is not a sentence in the few minor changes that would indicate that any progress has been made in the science of physiology since the last edition was published, and

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