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November 29, 1930

Handbuch der normalen und pathologischen Physiologie mit Berücksichtigung der experimentellen Pharmakologie.

JAMA. 1930;95(22):1695. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720220065039

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In previous issues of The Journal since 1925, various volumes of this handbook have been reviewed as received from the publisher, some fifteen in all. The stupendous and commendable task is now nearing completion. In June, 1930, one volume (XVI) and parts of two others (XII/2 and XV/2) were still to appear in order to complete the set of seventeen volumes. It is the last word as a reference work and should be on the shelves of every biologic and medical library. The present volume deals with the general problems of the physiology of nerves and nerve centers, including such items as electro-diagnosis and therapy, metabolism of nerves, laws of stimulation, degeneration and regeneration, narcosis, local anesthesia, after-discharge, summation, inhibition, reflex time, refractory phase, comparative physiology of the nervous system of the invertebrates, and conduction in plants. Most of the chapters will hardly interest the general practitioner. Even the clinical

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