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August 15, 1953

Annual Review of Physiology. Volume 15.

JAMA. 1953;152(16):1579. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690160079043

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This is another excellent volume of the series that began in 1939. A remarkable uniformity has been maintained, and the present volume even includes one of the authors represented in the first, namely, Frank C. Mann. There are no chapters on applied and industrial physiology, and the subject of anesthetics, included in the first volume, has since been surrendered to the pharmacologists. Similarly, the subject of physiological psychology has been omitted since the inauguration of an Annual Review of Psychology; it is replaced by one on higher functions of the nervous system. The scope of the volume is enlarged by a discussion of the physiology of vision; this chapter, together with one on thermal receptors, also represents the subject of special senses. Recent developments relating to cortisone and corticotropin add interest to a new chapter by Scharrer on the comparative physiology of invertebrate endocrines. An illustration of the rate at

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