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The appearance of this work completes the first volume. Volume IX, which was published in 1933, also dealt with the nervous system.
The work is primarily one of reference for French students of medicine. It reviews in some detail the more important features of physiology, with considerable attention to the historical background. The volumes are far from complete, however, in their presentation and are evidently not intended for the specialist, except in a few instances in which the sections are written by persons preeminent by virtue of important contributions to the subject.