September 1951

Landois-Rosemann Physiologie des Menschen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der chemischen und pathologischen Physiologie.

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Twenty-sixth edition. By Dr. Med. Hans-Ulrich Rosemann. Price, 46.60 German marks. Pp. 958, with 241 illustrations. Urban & Schwarzenberg, Thierschstrasse 11, München 2; Meinekestr. 13, Berlin W.15, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(3):417. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810090148037

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The first edition of this standard textbook on physiology was published in 1879 by Leonard Landois. This twenty-sixth edition follows the classical course in discussing the question of general physiology, but all in all it lacks the detail that one has come to expect in a modern textbook of physiology. As an example, the reviewer was unable to find any reference to the newer concepts dealing with the understanding of cardiac arrhythmias, as auricular flutter or fibrillation.

The book is well illustrated by many diagrams. The references are mostly of recent origin and are by no means limited to the German literature. The subject is covered in a fashion which would certainly leave the medical student with a fairly good knowledge of general physiology, but the volume is not adequate as a source of reference for the practicing physician.

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