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The special object of this book is to help physicians and students of medicine to acquire the knowledge of physiology necessary to practice medicine. The author has taught physiology for twenty-five years and has been guided in the preparation of this work largely by his experience as a teacher. An examination of the book shows that the main facts of the older physiology are given clearly and succinctly, but we miss adequate references to and discussions of these newer facts of such fundamental importance to physiology that have come from the application to physiologic investigation of physical and chemical methods. The influence of inorganic salts and their ions, of osmotic pressure, of electrical charges, of catalysis in life phenomena is not given direct attention and yet these are factors of fundamental importance in physiology. The presence of lysins and other substances of great interest in normal blood does not appear
A Text-Book of Human Physiology.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(18):1324. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500180054023