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April 3, 1937

Handbuch der mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen

JAMA. 1937;108(14):1208-1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780140064033

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The von Möllendorff Handbuch in seven volumes constitutes a comprehensive and reliable review of the results of research in microscopic anatomy up to the present time. This book is the third part of the fifth volume and it deals with part of the digestive apparatus, namely, the teeth and the intestine, and also with the respiratory apparatus. The section devoted to the intestine has been written by Dr. Viktor Patzelt of Vienna and includes 448 pages and 169 illustrations. The review of literature is exhaustive and is arranged under the logical headings (1) general structure, including evolution and functional differentiation, (2) development, (3) constituent parts of the intestine—their evolution and function in the animal series, and (4) the contents of the intestine. The section on the teeth is written by Dr. Josef Lehner and Prof. Hanns Plenk of Vienna. It includes 260 pages with 119 illustrations. It deals with (1)

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