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Preliminary Physiology

Nature volume 85, page 103 (24 November 1910) | Download Citation



THIS little book will be mainly useful to school teachers and to junior students preparing for the first-stage examinations of the Board of Education. This class of reader has but little preliminary anatomical knowledge, and the bulk of Mr. Narramore's book is occupied with filling up this gap. There are many other excellent books of the same nature, but the chief merits of the present volume are—(1) it is correct so far as it goes, and it is admittedly of the most elementary nature, and (2) it is provided with excellent illustrations. The author recognises that books and pictures will never teach properly even the elements of an experimental science, and insists that practical work must accompany the course. One can only hope that this expression of opinion will bear fruit. So far as one's experience of the schoolmaster goes, it is just that practical element in his scientific training which is usually conspicuous bv its absence.

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