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December 19, 1908

Text-Book of Human Physiology.

JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2180. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540250080023

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In this book we have an attempt to present the important facts of physiology in sufficient detail for the needs of students of medicine and dentistry without going to the extreme length so noticeable in a number of works used in the medical schools of this country. Dr. Dearborn appears to possess a proper sense of proportion, and has avoided padding his book by the introduction of matter of secondary importance only and by quoting a long aray of literature references, which for the freshman or sophomore are often worse than useless, since they frequently confuse, rather than assist. A text-book for beginners in medicine need not be a complete reference manual. The book is divided into thirteen chapters, treating of the topics usually included in works on general physiology. These chapters are well illustrated, a fair proportion of the illustrations being apparently new. Chapter 12 is devoted to a

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