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August 18, 1956

Textbook of Medical Physiology

JAMA. 1956;161(16):1599. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970160079021

Attractive in outward appearance, this book proves on reading to be equally engaging in content. Intended for the use of medical students in their physiology courses, it gives the essentials of each subject in a forthright, concrete, and unaffected manner that should be appreciated equally by the neophyte and by the mature reader. Physicians prescribing anticoagulants, relaxants, and diuretics wish occasionally for a book that will bring them up-to-date on the fundamentals of such subjects as blood-clotting, feed-back mechanisms in the brain, and reabsorption in the kidney. For this purpose they should find this book excellent. In addition to the author's pleasing style, the arrangement of the pages, especially the use of the double column, appeals to the eye and helps to keep the reader oriented. The divisions of physiology are taken up in the following order: cellular physiology; nerve and muscle; circulation; body fluids and the kidneys; hematology; respiration;

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