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January 2, 1943

Bernard, creador de la medicina científica: Estudio crítico de su labor científica, seguido de una versión castellana de su Introducción al estudio de la medicina experimental

JAMA. 1943;121(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840010092038

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The interest in Claude Bernard on the part of Mexican investigators is praiseworthy. The first translation of Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale (Paris, 1865) appeared in Mexico in 1880. The second and more concise translation, itself a classic, by don Carlos Garcia (1900) was published in the somewhat obscure village of San Luis Potosi. The Garcia translation has been missed by most of the collectors of Bernard, and indeed the author of the book under review belatedly admits neglecting the mention of it in his outline of studies in physiology in Mexico, Balance cuatricentenario de la fisiologia en Mexico (1934). The present work is an excellent treatise on Claude Bernard, as it includes not only biographic material but a careful analysis and descriptions of Claude Bernard's most significant experiments. The bibliography, although incomplete, is sufficient to support the text and, on the whole, the book is to be

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