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The former Howell-Fulton textbook of physiology, which appeared in its 19th edition as a single volume under the editorship of T. C. Ruch and H. D. Patton, is now appearing in its 20th edition in 3 volumes. Volume 3, Digestion, Metabolism, Endocrine Function and Reproduction, was released in 1973.
The new volume is also part of the 20th edition and is as detailed, authoritative, and rigorous as Volume 3. The discussion of physiologic function in specific disease states is slight, but some attention is given to the homeostatic responses that may develop in disease. Thus, this is a fine text
Circulation, Respiration and Fluid Balance.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:298. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-82-2-298_4
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