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This book gives directions for laboratory work in physiology for medical students. It includes experiments on blood, circulation, respiration, muscular and nervous activity, sense organs, digestion, metabolism and excretion. Many of the experiments are to be done on human subjects, namely, the students themselves; others apply to various experimental animals including dogs. The directions given for humane care and anesthesia in animals are detailed and emphatic; other writers of laboratory manuals might do well to include similar statements regarding the ethical and technical problems of animal experimentation. An appendix gives some useful information; especially helpful are the dosages of various drugs and the concentrations of much-used solutions. The book is attractively printed, has some good illustrations and is bound in such a way that it will lie open on the work table.
As a document indicating the status and trend of medical education, this book calls for further comment. Good
Experimental Physiology with Anatomical and Mechanical Illustrations and Appendix of Technical Data. JAMA. 1951;145(12):939. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920300079029
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