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November 23, 1935

Handbook of Physiology

JAMA. 1935;105(21):1710-1711. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760470064032

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This volume is now in its thirty-fourth edition. The last edition was published in 1933. The present edition, like the others since 1928, is under the editorship of R. J. S. McDowall. The author points out that physiology has now developed such a tremendous fund of information that it is not possible for any medical student to acquire in the time at his disposal anything but a fraction of what is available. For this reason the present edition of Halliburton's book publishes in dark type numbers which the student ought to memorize as he goes along. Moreover, blank pages are provided at the end of the various chapters for the notes of the lectures given by individual instructors. The book has been kept quite up to date in all its editions and obviously needs no special recommendation. To the present edition the publisher adds an interesting historical note pointing out

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