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April 3, 1909

Text-Book of Human Physiology, including a Section on Physiologic Apparatus.

JAMA. 1909;LII(14):1138. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540400064033

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In addition to having the entire text revised, the third edition of this work has had about fifty pages of new material added. This new matter is found in those chapters which deal with the physiology of muscle tissue and of the heart and vascular system, with the chemistry of the proteins and with the nervous system and vision. The illustrations, which are numerous, have been made more valuable by the addition of some new diagrams. While the book is in no sense exhaustive, its freedom from discussions of matter having a purely academic interest makes it that much more valuable for the student. The arrangement of the subject matter is good and the amount of space devoted to various departments is well balanced. Possibly too much space is devoted to the study of optics, though the weakness of the average medical student in physics may justify any apparent over-emphasis

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