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June 11, 1904

A Text-Book of Physiology.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(24):1586. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490690054025

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This is well adapted to the purposes for which it was written, namely, a student's "Elementary Work Containing the Chief Facts of Physiology Which are Necessary to the Student Who Wishes to Apply Them in the Practice of Medicine." Professor Ott has used good judgment in his choice of physiologic facts to present to the student of medicine. The advantage of a brief manual for the student is that it is presumed to contain only the facts of fundamental importance which would naturally be presented and emphasized by any teacher of physiology. This method of presenting the subject leaves to the teacher the privilege of introducing such supplementary matter as may seem wise. If a voluminous text-book be put into the hands of the student the teacher is forced to one or the other of the two alternatives: He must either omit a considerable portion of the text and introduce

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