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November 8, 1952

Deformation and Flow in Biological Systems.

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Edited by A. Frey-Wyssling, Professor of Plant Physiology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. Deformation and Flow: Monographs on the Rheological Behaviour of Natural and Synthetic Products. Edited by J. M. Burgers, Professor of Aero- and Hydrodynamics. Institute of Technology, Delft, J. J. Hermans, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Groningen, and G. W. Scott Blair. Cloth. $11.50. Pp. 552, with illustrations. North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam; Interscience Publishers, Inc., 250 Fifth Ave., New York 1, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(10):1057. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680100099052

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Rheology becomes complicated when it is applied to the movements of unstable, heterogeneous fluids like blood through irregular channels like the human capillaries. The whole baffling problem, from the streaming of protoplasm to the sedimentation of erythrocytes, is surveyed in this collection of well-written monographs. These have been carefully edited and provided with bibliography, author index, and subject index. While they make interesting reading to anyone with a medical background, the book is recommended primarily to physiologists and biochemists.

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