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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1893, by

P. BLAKISTON, SON & CO.,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

PRESS OF WM. F. FELL & Co, 1220-24 SANSOM ST.,

PHILADELPHIA

F40 Bose

CTTO G. FREYEHUTH.

1893

PREFACE TO SEVENTH EDITION.

In the preparation of a Seventh Edition of the Compend of Physiology, the attempt has again been made to still further adapt it to the necessities of medical students, during their attendance upon the lectures and in reviewing the subject prior to examinations.

With these objects in view, not only has the book been revised, but special chapters on the Physiological Anatomy of the Skeleton and the Joints, the Physiology of Muscular Tissue and of special muscular groups, have been inserted.

It is believed also, that these additional chapters will increase its usefulness as a text-book for the study of physiology in those Normal and High Schools where it has already been in use.

Notwithstanding the many additions which have been made in this and previous editions, care has been taken to keep the Compend what it was originally intended to be, viz: A compact and convenient arrangement of the fundamental facts of human physiology.

Again, my thanks are due to all those teachers who have kindly noticed and recommended the Compend to their students. That it may continue to merit the approval of both teachers and students, is my earnest wish.

ALBERT P. BRUBAKER.

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