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Chemical and physical methods of investigation of physiologic processes and phenomena as they become more and more perefected, are constantly replacing or modifying old ideas of vital processes and suggesting, confirming or correcting new theories and observations. The field of investigation in physiology seems unlimited and there is still abundant opportunity for attaining results of the greatest importance, as the author says. The wealth of contributions to our knowledge or of theories and new points of view in physiology demand of an author of such a work as the present one, wide knowledge of what is being said and done and discrimination in the selection and presentation of the matter. This requirement is well fulfilled in this book. Former statements have been corrected and modified in accordance with present accepted views, new material added, and new theories mentioned where they seemed to be reasonable and important. All the statements are
A Text-Book of Physiology. JAMA. 1910;LIV(9):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550350065021