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This, the 17th volume in what is established as a very important series, continues the standards set by its predecessors. Its virtue is that is covers a wide field but varies somewhat from year to year. Thus it reflects the regions in physiology of most intense interest and activity.
As such, it serves as to cover the middle ground between the exhaustive critical monograph and a sparsely annotated bibliography presenting brief comments on much new work. In addition, some effort is made in the direction of critical evaluation. To those beset by the problem of trying to keep up with areas of research other than their own field, such as a physician has in following what is going on in physiology, the study of books such as this offer the nearest approach to a solution. It is a pity that the delightful autobiographical reflections of Frank C. Mann have, as
Annual Review of Physiology: Volume 17. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(6):836–837. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250170142027
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