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June 17, 1911

Essentials of Biology Presented in Problems.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1838. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240068043

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A Laboratory Manual for the Solution of Problems in Biology. By Richard W. Sharpe, Instructor in Biology in the De Witt Clinton High School, New York. Cloth. Price, 75 cents. Pp. 352, with 86 illustrations. Chicago: American Book Co., 1911.

Professor Hunter has prepared a text-book, which is issued in company with Mr. Sharp's laboratory manual, the two forming a logical inductive method for the study of biology. The authors have presented their subject by means of a series of "problems" in biology rather than by the more conventional didactic method, seeking to arouse the interest and reasoning power of the pupil by presenting a series of physiologic problems, accompanied by directions for laboratory demonstrations and practical questions for the student to investigate and answer. Copious references to other authors accompany each chapter, many references being to articles in current magazines, government reports, etc. These books form admirable guides for

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