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December 27, 1952

Principles of Human Physiology.

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Originally written by E. H. Starling, M.D., F.R.C.P., C.M.G. With Chapters on The Special Senses by H. Hartridge, M.A., M.D., Sc.D. Eleventh edition by Sir Charles Lovatt Evans, D.Sc., F.R.C.P., F.R.S. Cloth. $11. Pp. 1210, with 709 illustrations. Lea & Febiger, 600 S. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 6; [J. & A. Churchill, Ltd., 104 Gloucester Pl., Portman Sq., London, W.1], 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(17):1734. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680170088023

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Revisions of this book have appeared regularly every three to five years since it was first published in 1912. This record demonstrates the high standard set by the authors in keeping their text modern in outlook and up-to-date in material. Soon after its first publication, it became one of the most widely accepted texts in basic physiology. The present edition follows closely the successful format of previous editions but includes much new material. It should continue to be of great value to the student of fundamental physiology as well as to the medical practitioner, to the former as a text to be thoroughly read and digested, and to the latter as a reference book in which to find the basic roots of a physiological topic as well as current information. The text is very readable throughout. The diffuse use of illustrative material, so often abandoned in modern medical books, has

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