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April 1, 1950

A Textbook of Physiology

JAMA. 1950;142(13):1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910310078044

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Since the 1946 edition of the well known textbook originated by William H. Howell in 1905, some obsolete material has been deleted, some portions have been completely rewritten and new chapters have been added. The most extensive addition, six chapters on the endocrine glands by Dr. Jane Russell, add to the completeness of the text but are rather narrow and uninspired in presentation. Dr. Samuel Gelfan has written an excellent new chapter on the functional activity of muscle. As textbooks go, this one seems acceptable.

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