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June 27, 1896

A Manual of Physiology with Exercises.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(26):1272. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430780024004

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In the gradual change now going on in medical education in this country, this physiology is especially welcome. It is a carefully prepared series of exercises illustrating the more important problems of physiology with special reference to their bearings upon the future study of clinical medicine and diagnosis. The book shows how it was prepared and gives one to understand at once that no great effort has been made to follow the customs or prejudices of American medical teaching. Its only concession in this direction seems to be the order of the material of each chapter. The descriptive portion comes first and somewhat resembles an old text book, then follow directions for laboratory exercises. The true pedagogic order would seem to be the laboratory exercises then the descriptive portion. These exercises are practical and every one significant. They have evidently been chosen after experiment with a class of students, in

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