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May 21, 1932

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

JAMA. 1932;98(21):1835. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730470057039

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The last half of volume XV completes (except for the general index) this marvelous working tool in the field of normal and pathologic physiology. Twenty-three stout books make up this encyclopedic textbook of physiology in seventeen volumes. The entire set costs in the neighborhood of $460, a formidable price. However, no institution engaged in biologic research can well afford to be without it, if it is solicitous about conserving the time of its researchers. For many years to come this encyclopedia will be the standard set for rapid and authoritative references (especially of European literature). The present volume contains sections on respiration and circulation during muscular work; orientation in space among invertebrates, vertebrates and man; the sensory and motor apparatus of man as a whole; plasticity of the nervous system; plasticity of the organism on the basis of experiences in man with nervous lesions; plasticity and the doctrine of nervous

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