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Dr. Clendening, in the letter to Dr. P. T. Bohan, which forms the preface and dedication of this book, states that it was written "to make intelligible some of the intricacies of the human body for the adult and otherwise sophisticated reader." Actually, he has produced an outline of human biology, physiology, anatomy, and pathology, flavored throughout by his vigorous, sometimes acid, but always interesting personal philosophy.
The work is divided into four sections titled: The Human Body as a Unit; The Human Body as an Organism for the Conversion of Food and Air into Energy and into Tissue; The
The Human Body.. Ann Intern Med. ;12:729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-5-729_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(5):729.
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