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book will be found useful to many practitioners of medicine who may wish to keep themselves in touch with the development of modern physiology. For this class of readers references to literature are not only valuable, but frequently essential, since the limits of a text-book forbid an exhaustive discussion of many points of interest concerning which fuller information may be desired.
The numerous additions which are constantly being made to the literature of physiology and the closely related sciences make it a matter of difficulty to escape errors of statement in any elementary treatment of the subject. It cannot be hoped that this book will be found entirely free from defects of this character, but an earnest effort has been made to render it a reliable repository of the important facts and principles of physiology, and, moreover, to embody in it, so far as possible, the recent discoveries and tendencies which have so characterized the history of this science within the last few years.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.
trolling the flow of lymph, 75, 145— Pressure in lymph-vessels, 146– Effect of thoracic
B. MOVEMENT OF THE Blood IN THE CAPILLARIES, ARTERIES, AND VEINS
Anatomical characteristics of the capilaries, 79--The circulation as observed under
General changes in the heart and arteries, 112— The heart and vessels in the open
nerves, 145—The nerve theory of the heart-beat. 149–The muscular theory of the
pensatory pause, 136.