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As a distinguished student of Max von Frey, Professor Rein was asked to reedit the former's textbook in physiology. In his foreword Rein points out that von Frey's book was such a product of his personality that it would be impossible for one to do justice to a revision. He therefore chose to prepare a new book. In so doing he has put together a great deal of the new matter in the physiologic literature, alongside of much that is classic, in such a way as to provide a useful source of material for the serious student of physiology. There is a liberal amount of factual material in the book, so that the student is provided with a great deal of meat to work with. The physical rather than the chemical aspects of physiology have been stressed. Particularly in relation to muscle physiology this appears to constitute a defect. The
Einführung in die Physiologie des Menschen. JAMA. 1936;107(19):1587. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770450071033
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