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Physiology of Man and Other Animals

Nature volume 82, page 336 (20 January 1910) | Download Citation

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THIS little book is intended for the use of children in schools; about half of it is devoted to elementary physiology, and the remainder to elementary zoology. The author has the gift of putting things clearly, and in a manner likely to interest the young. She however, very soon gets out of her depth, and often makes mistakes of the most elementary nature. This is particularly noticeable when she speaks about the nervous system or strays into the region of chemical physiology. There is no clear distinction made between the central and the peripheral nervous system, and no mention made of the functions of the brain as the organ of mind; the depressor nerve is stated to cause slowing of the heart, and the sympathetic nerves, we are told, received their name because of their extreme sensitiveness.

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