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November 1931

Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Physiologie.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(5):1117. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230110215018

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When Bayliss wrote his monumental "Principles of General Physiology" about fifteen years ago, it was rather generally felt that he was perhaps the last author who would both be able and feel inclined to cover single-handed the entire field of general physiology. In the present volume, which has to do with a somewhat comparable field, the editor has wisely secured the collaboration of four other specialists, each well known for his work in his own branch of the subject, and has in this way succeeded in covering a larger number of topics in a more thorough and authoritative manner than would otherwise have been possible. The section of the book devoted to the physicochemical properties of the cell is contributed by the editor of the volume, E. Gellhorn; those on the physiologic chemistry, and the energetics of cell processes, by C. Oppenheimer; that on cellular morphology and the general physiology