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Critical reviews of scientific and medical subjects are becoming increasingly common and are serving the useful purpose of integrating the vast amount of original research work undertaken in this country and throughout the world. This first annual review of physiology is one of the newest works of this type. Its editors, confronted by the enormous dimensions of investigative work in the field of physiology, have chosen to advise the authors to attempt a critical appraisal of the contemporary field by an analysis and interpretation of the most significant contributions rather than a more comprehensive review. The result has been a series of articles on the different aspects of physiology, including growth, energy metabolism, peripheral circulation, muscle, blood and the autonomic nervous system, which in the main constitute well condensed comments on the more important advances in these fields. The bibliographies at the end of each section are well chosen, though
Annual Review of Physiology. Volume I. JAMA. 1939;113(1):86–87. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800260088038
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