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June 7, 1941

Macleod's Physiology in Modern Medicine

JAMA. 1941;116(23):2638. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820230082033

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When it first appeared in 1918, the book by Macleod was recognized at once as a distinguished contribution. Now after twenty-three years the ninth edition becomes available as a massive work, entirely rewritten by a group of authors, many of them specialists in certain major fields of physiology. In addition to the contributors who developed the eighth edition, there are Howard J. Curtis, who has rewritten the chapters on electrical excitation and conduction of the nerve impulse, and Dr. Walter S. Root, who has contributed a chapter on the urinary bladder. Originally developed as a reflection of the physiology of the University of Toronto, the book now emanates primarily from Johns Hopkins Unversity, where its distinguished editor is professor of physiology. It is a comprehensive, reliable textbook, which has been kept quite up to date. The scope of the numerous additions becomes apparent in the bibliography and becomes even more

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