March 30, 1957

Anatomy and Physiology for Students of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Gymnastics

JAMA. 1957;163(13):1196. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970480100029

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The third edition of this work is an attractive volume. About two-thirds of the text is devoted to anatomy. This part emphasizes living anatomy and muscular action and is especially well provided with good original illustrations. The third of the text on physiology is much the weaker and contains passages that must be puzzling or misleading to the student. Especially in need of revision is the section on artificial respiration. This still recommends as "most satisfactory" the old Schafer method. The growth of a good textbook sometimes is a slow process, and it is hoped that the authors will continue to make improvements in this one, since it is a response to a real need.

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