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For several years Foster's Physiology has occupied a peculiar and quite enviable position among the text-books on this most important branch of medicine. In the highest sense scientific, it should nevertheless be the constant companion of every student of medicine who has some other work on this subject as a text-book. To the student who is not engaged in special physiological study it should be his most constant book of reference, while to him who is specially engaged in physiological work it is an absolute necessity.
The present edition has not been greatly changed; indeed, there are but few essential changes, except in the general make-up of the book. Quite a number of good illustrations have been added, and additions have been made to the appendix on the "Chemical Basis of the Human Body," by Mr. Sheridan Lea, who has had charge of this department of the work in this
A Text-book of Physiology. JAMA. 1885;V(9):251. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391080027017
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