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The Shorter Oxford Dictionary defines a primer as a book intended to teach children to read or to provide an elementary introduction to a subject. A treatment that truly exposes the elements of a subject is not necessarily easy reading for a beginner; and what these two Oxford teachers have combined to produce is an introduction to some of the quantitative aspects of physiology for students who already know something of physics and chemistry and are launching out into physiology or biochemistry, zoology or medicine. As the authors say in their preface, they have set out what they "consider to
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A Primer of General Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:651. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-651_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):651.
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