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November 22, 1919

A Text-Book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses.

JAMA. 1919;73(21):1631. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610470067037

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Biology is fundamental to all the medical sciences. Professor Smallwood presents the subject from the point of view of the comparative anatomist and, as in most textbooks of biology, the frog is selected as the type for complex animals. The first seven chapters cover its anatomy and physiology. The second part of the book concerns the biology of unicellular organisms, taking up in turn the development of worms, plants, insects, biologic adaptations, bacteria, the biologic factors in disease, evolution, heredity and animal behavior. The book is excellently illustrated; the author has drawn on many sources for the pictures, and they help to make this an attractive textbook.

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