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When 402 research scientists, representing the entire plant and animal world, are asked to compile a handbook, it is not surprising that one ends up with such a diverse and unbalanced collection of data. The really serious question that review of this book raises is whether or not such an effort is justified. Without question, this book contains a voluminous number of references and hard data. When one notes, however, that 32 pages are devoted to the respiratory rates of bacteria through vascular plants, 26 pages to oxygen consumption in whole and isolated invertebrates, 74 pages to translocation of various
Respiration and Circulation.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-653_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):653.
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