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The Human Body: An Account of its Structure and Activities and the Conditions of its Healthy Working

    Naturevolume 100page364 (1918) | Download Citation

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    A BOOK which has reached a tenth edition needs but little recommendation. The late Prof. Newell Martin's work, like all that he did, is excellent. It is rather more bulky than the majority of books of an elementary nature; but, like these, it is a compendium of anatomy and physiology designed, not for the student of medicine, but for the general reader who desires to become acquainted with the mechanism of his own body and the reasons for the laws of health. It is naturally the physiological side which is mainly dwelt upon, only so much of structure being described as is necessary for the understanding of function. The present edition has been brought well up to date, and, like the only other book with which we may compare it, Huxley's “Elementary Physiology,” has doubtless still before it a long and useful life.

    The Human Body: An Account of its Structure and Activities and the Conditions of its Healthy Working.

    By Prof. H. Newell Martin. Tenth edition, thoroughly revised by Prof. E. G. Martin. Pp. xviii + 649. (New York: H. Holt and Co., 1917.)

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