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Lectures on Physiology

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AS Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Dr. Waller has published a series of lectures on the electrical properties of nerve, in which he tells us that his aim has been to give “an exposition of the principal data” relating to the subject. Such of these data as have been derived from his own experiments have been already made known by him in his published papers; but the physiological reader will find it much easier to appreciate their value, now that they are placed before him in connection with facts already known to him. A point of great scientific interest in Dr. Waller's work consists in the circumstance that he has adopted and strictly adhered to a uniform method of “testing” the physiological conditions of a nerve. The gratitude of the reader is further excited by the perspicuity with which the method itself and the first fruits of its application are described, as well as by a vividness of style which makes him feel as if he had been present at the demonstrations.

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