By Samson Wright, M.D., F.R.C.P. Ninth edition. Price, $9.00. Pp. 1190, with 688 illustrations. Oxford University Press, 114 5th Ave., New York 11, 1952.
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The ninth edition of Samson Wright's "Applied Physiology" is the first new edition of this standard British text since 1948. The opening chapter, constituting the first 132 pages of the book, has been newly written and developed in accord with the concept of physiology which has been so greatly amplified and clarified in recent years, i. e., the maintenance of a constant internal environment in the face of changing external environmental conditions. The chapters on "Metabolism," "Endocrine Control of Metabolism," and "Reproduction" have also been extensively rearranged.
The material is clearly and sequentially presented, with numerous diagrams and illustrations augmenting the text. Clinical examples have been profusely utilized in demonstrating physiological principles.
"Applied Physiology" is an unusually complete textbook and would be a valuable addition to any physician's library as a source of review material for either clinical or experimental physiology.
References, though few, are conveniently placed at the bottom
Applied Physiology.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(4):575. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240160161013