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Having been written primarily as a teaching text, this 210-page monograph, emphasizes clarification of principles rather than detailed analyses of specific phenomena. Thus, references are relatively few, the style is informal, and interpretation (which is identified by brackets) is considerable.
The book is divided into five general sections concerned with the blood constituents, the arrangement of the vascular bed, the energetics of the circulation, the heart, and circulatory control mechanisms. As might be expected, the book is strongest in its interpretation of the peripheral circulation from the biophysical point of view; there are excellent sections on blood viscosity and blood
Physiology and Biophysics of the Circulation.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:346. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-2-346_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(2):346.
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