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November 25, 1939

Claude Bernard, Physiologist

JAMA. 1939;113(22):1988. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800470064038

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Abstract

To every student of physiology the name of Claude Bernard is as familiar as that of most of the presidents of our country. Especially welcome, therefore, is this appreciation of the great physiologist, written understandingly by one who is himself a physiologist and who is at the same time capable of evaluating Claude Bernard as a man. The only previous book-length biography of Claude Bernard in English was that of Sir Michael Foster. In preparing this book, the author consulted many original sources, including letters, and he is able to give a picture of the great physiologist better than any description heretofore available. The volume is inspirational and at the some time most instructive, because the fundamental contributions of Claude Bernard in every medical field are still a source of reference in the reports of modern research. The author has carefully evaluated the contributions of Bernard in each of the

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