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December 24, 1910

A Text-Book of Physiology.

JAMA. 1910;55(26):2264. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330260072034

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The order in which the author has arranged the subject matter in this book is commendable. The first chapter is devoted to a full discussion of the structure and function of the cell, including its various metabolic changes, and reproduetion. The succeeding chapters take up in order the chemical constituents of the body, food, digestion, absorption, blood, circulation, respiration, secretion, metabolism, animal heat, muscles, the nervous system, special senses, and reproduction. From a pedagogic standpoint the above order is most desirable, each chapter laying the foundation for the succeeding one.

Such tables as that at the end of the chapter on digestion are of pedagogic value. It is entitled "Résumé of Action of the Digestive and Liver Ferments."

The practitioner of medicine will be especially interested in the subchapter on blood devoted to "Medicolegal Tests;" also the subchapter on "Immunity" discussed from a standpoint of the physicians and giving the

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