Physiology of the Special Senses


    IN trite phraseology, this book supplies a long-felt want, and supplies it in a manner which is altogether commendable. It is elementary, but not so elementary as merely to traverse the same ground as that covered inefficiently in so many text-books. In reading the chapters devoted to the special senses in many text-books of physiology, one feels irresistibly that the author is out of sympathy with the subject. In this book the physiology of the special senses is introduced to the reader with illuminating clearness born of thorough knowledge and judicial discrimination. The requirements of the student are catered for by a teacher who knows how to interest his audience, but at the same time demands an attentive application of intelligence. Thought is stimulated, and the desire for further knowledge evoked. Each chapter concludes with a short but well-selected bibliography, pointing out the path for further study.

    Physiology of the Special Senses.

    By M. Greenwood, Jun. Pp. vii+239. (London: Edward Arnold, 1910.) Price 8s. 6d. net.

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    Physiology of the Special Senses . Nature 83, 395 (1910).

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