August 1946

Structure and Function of the Human Body.

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By Ralph N. Baillif, Ph.D., and Donald L. Kimmel, Ph.D. Price, $3. Pp. 328, with 286 illustrations. Philadelphia, London and Montreal: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1945.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1946;78(2):251. doi:10.1001/archinte.1946.00220020129007

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This book presents anatomy and physiology in a concise and interesting form. The authors have retained all of the material necessary for the understanding of the basic course in anatomy and physiology. The great mass of details which often confuses the beginner has been eliminated. Such details could be added as supplemental material for lectures, if desired by the instructor.

The long introductory unit is so planned that it gives the student a comprehensive view of the entire anatomic field and the relationships involved. This unit is written with a minimum use of scientific terms and ends with an introduction to scientific terms. The glossary at the end of the book is one of its outstanding features.

Unit 2 is divided into discussions of the skeletal, muscular and circulatory systems. The drawings in this unit are particularly clear and form an excellent adjunct to the text.

Unit 3 deals with

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