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February 18, 1950

Principles of Human Physiology

JAMA. 1950;142(7):522. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910250070045

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This book has long been known to teachers and medical students, especially those in British countries. For years it has been a standard and useful reference, although more recently it has been prepared by C. Lovatt Evans, and the name Starling probably is unfamiliar to many of the younger students.

With typical British brevity the table of contents is condensed into two and a half pages, but this is not an indication of the amount of useful information that can be found. The text is divided into eight "books," the first book, or a section, being devoted to general principles, the second to tissues and movement (muscle and nerve), the third to centralized control and coordination (the central nervous system), the fourth to the supplying of information (the special senses), the fifth to systems for distribution of materials (blood, circulation and respiration), the sixth to intake of materials (nutrition and

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