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January 21, 1939

Man and His Body

JAMA. 1939;112(3):266. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800030076029

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The introduction to this book was written by Prof. Yandell Henderson. The book is intended especially for three classes of readers: employers and engineers in charge of labor, to whom it aims to give a practical understanding of what the human body is, and college students, for whom it aims to afford a general acquaintance with medical science. The material has been used for years for undergraduate students in an elective course in Yale University in the form of lectures and a syllabus for student reading. The aim of the author is to give a general summary of the workings of the human body and to provide a discussion of the chief causes and processes of disease. The book is written in the usual fascinating style of the author. Among the subjects treated are chapters on the human machine and the source of its energy, digestion and its derangements, the

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