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May 11, 1970

Klinische Pathophysiologie

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago

 

edited by Walter Siegenthaler, 1,033 pp, 598 illus, $29, Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag (New York: Intercontinental Medical Book Corp.), 1970.

JAMA. 1970;212(6):1071. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170190085028

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Abstract

It is difficult to convey a sense of the magnificence of this work. Its attractive external appearance and its physical bulk—997 pages of two-column text plus 35 pages of a detailed four-column index—are matched by the high quality of its contents. The staggering quantity of physiological research now being published defies assimilation by a single person, and this fact is manifested in some existing textbooks in which allusions take the place of precise explanations and the reader finds presentations of theory instead of answers to practical questions. In the present book, 67 contributors have concentrated on the clinical application of their specialized knowledge. Particularly good examples of the result are seen in the concluding chapters on the physiological effects of poisons, of heat and cold, of ionizing radiations, and of electric currents, subjects that are too often slighted or altogether ignored.

The sequence of topics is genetics, metabolism, internal secretions,

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