Practical Physiology (Classic Reprint)

byEdward Provan Cathcart

Hardcover | November 8, 2018

Practical Physiology (Classic Reprint) by Edward Provan Cathcart
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Physiology is the basis of medicine, and the further advance of these sciences depends mainly upon the experimental method. The medical student, the future physician, should undergo a training in practical physiology, for thereby he learns the most important of all lessons he learns to observe, to draw conclusions from his observations, and to unravel the causes of his failures.

The importance of practical physiology is undoubted, but as to the nature and scope of the experimental work, which is most suitable for the medical student, there is considerable difference of opinion among teachers of physiology. In this country, perhaps, too much stress has been laid upon the physiology of muscle and nerve for the hope that a study of the properties of these tissues will unfold the enigma of life is likely ever to remain without consummation.

An advance in the knowledge of the living organism as a whole, one organ reacting upon another, has been gained by experiments upon the living animal, treated as a unit and not as a collection of separate organs and tissues. Such practical physiology needs extension in the courses of instruction given to students. It should, as far as possible, have a direct relation to medicine.

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Title:Practical Physiology (Classic Reprint)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:500 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:500 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.06 inPublished:November 8, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1528277740

ISBN - 13:9781528277747

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