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November 20, 1937

Laboratory Manual of General Physiology

JAMA. 1937;109(21):1752. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780470074039

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This manual was evidently designed to supplement the author's "Textbook of General Physiology" but can be used equally well independently. There are references accompanying most of the experiments to the original literature from which they are derived. While written for students in general biology, many of the experiments are easily adaptable to the laboratory in medical physiology. The directions are brief and concise. The subject matter covers such subjects as surface tension, ionic interaction, acid-base balance, colloids, enzymes, plasmogeny, ameboid and ciliary movement, permeability, and then in a series of nicely selected, simple experiments, the physiologic functions of complex organisms are considered. These include respiration, circulation, muscle and the nervous system. However, one feels that such a work is not complete without more consideration of correlating mechanisms and of nutrition. Throughout the text there are parenthetical references to sources of special chemicals and other materials used in the experiments. Both

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