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If a physician looks for a survey of some narrow topic in physiology, he is not likely to find what he wants in the usual sources. Textbooks of physiology give too little; monographs give too much. Review articles are usually aimed at the specialist in physiology and call for acquaintance with earlier data and theories.
The essays in the Handbook of Physiology are written especially for physiologists, be they pre-doctoral students or professors, who need orientation for teaching or research in areas they do not know in detail. Physicians with a like need will be well served by these surveys,
Handbook of Physiology. Section 1: Neurophysiology. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-4-711
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