Carlson, Anton J. & Johnson, Victor The MacHinery of the Body
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1947 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket
620 pp., selected references, index, 213 illustrations. Clean and shiny medium brown boards. Pages are just starting to yellow at edges, but clean and glossy.
An introductory study of the principles of physiology, including a survey of the experimental evidence. Chapters include: the science of physiology; the unit of structure and function - the cell; blood and the internal environment; the work of the heart; blood flow and blood pressure; mechanisms and functions of breathing; the work of the alimentary canal; the history of foods in the body; the action of muscle and nerve; mechanisms of correlation - the spinal cord and brain; sensory mechanisms; chemical correlation - the glands of internal secretion; body defenses against disease; and reproduction and early development.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall