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February 11, 1893

Kirk's Hand-book of Physiology.

JAMA. 1893;XX(6):165. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420330027011

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The fact that this work has passed to the 13th edition is good evidence of the high esteem in which it is held. The reviewer remembers the pleasure and satisfaction with which he read one of the earlier editions during his medical course, and after this lapse of time—never mind how long-it provokes no feelings of disappointment to traverse the same journey again. The account of Physiology is brought up, as far as possible, to the present time. It does not profess to be exhaustive, for it is intended especially to furnish the medical student with a foundation upon which a knowledge of physiology may be safely based.

The book has been thoroughly revised and the scope of the work somewhat enlarged, yet the book has been kept within a very convenient limit as a hand-book, although it contains 884 pages. One secret of this is the very thin paper

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