ALTHOUGH the major part of organic histology remains to be treated in a second volume, and does not come within the scope of this present notice, it may be said that there is now no treatise of medical and general histology which does for English students what this work by the distinguished professor at Strasbourg does for the French. The appearance of the work is a re-straining influence upon the increasing detachment of medical training from biological actualities and a check upon the facile conceptualism which makes precise knowledge of the organism a matter of professional indifference. The work is inspired throughout by that ‘esprit biologique’ which the author deems to be the foundation of medical science, while recognising that his specialty “can no longer limit itself to the study of the minute anatomy of the mammals, but should aim higher and further, concerning itself with some of the questions which preoccupy the minds of inquirers at the present moment”.
Par Prof. P. Bouin. Tome 1: Gellule; division cellulaire; différenciation cellulaire; classification morphologique et fonctionnelle des cellules, tissus et organes; éléments de soutien, contractiles, nutritifs; sang, lymphe, organes hématopoiétiques, vaisseaux sanguins lymphatiques. Pp. vii + 334 + 2 planches. (Paris: Félix Alcan, 1929.) 120 francs.
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JONES, T. Our Bookshelf. Nature 124, 88 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124088a0
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