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The Cardiovascular System.

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Volume 1.: The Heart.. Section 2, Handbook of Physiology.. Edited by Berne Robert M., Sperelakis Nick, Geiger Stephen R.. . 970 pages. American Physiological Society, distributed by The Williams & Wilkins Company; , Baltimore: , 1979.. Price, $130.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):281-282. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-281_6
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The high quality of the Handbook of Physiology series not only in content and organization but in design, paper, and print is maintained in the present volume. The first of five volumes it devoted to a comprehensive and critical review of the cardiovascular system, contains contributions from 38 internationally recognized investigators on the basic scientific aspects of cardiac anatomy and physiology. The topics are grouped under seven headings: development and morphology, electrophysiology, contraction, neural control, humoral control, metabolism, and blood supply. Each section contributes to achieving the stated goal of producing an authoritative reference work with an extensive bibliography. As


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