Struktur und Stoffwechsel des Herzmuskels. Edited by W. H. Hauss and H. Loose. v + 170 pages illustrated. DM 29. У. Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart. 1959код для вставкиСкачать
77 BOOKS are interspersed with the text, as many as and accurate, are quite brief and could be five on a page, in such a way that the name amplified to good advantage in certain of a structure appears near that structure areas such as the perineum and the hand. in a drawing and a leader line points it In other respects, this third of the book out in the drawing. This allows the reader gives the impression of holding more to visualize the structure while reading closely to the traditional expanded treatinstead of having to stop, hunt up a figure ment than does the remainder of the book. perhaps on another page, and then seek The descriptions and illustrations of the out the labelled structure. This seems to vascular system are rather less extensive me to be one step better than labels on the than might be expected from the authors’ structure in a drawing. The saving of stated interest in practical points of surspace must be appreciable but the problems gical anatomy. of the typesetter must also be greatly Embryological development has been magnified. omitted and microscopic anatomy stops The book can be divided roughly into short of histology. Practical considerations thirds, the first and largest third including appear here and there and there are valubones, joints and muscles, the middle third able diagrams and sketches, especially in the nervous structures, and the last third the parts dealing with the nervous system. the visceral and vascular systems. A log- The drawings are well executed, many of ical variation from the usual systematic them containing fine detail, and they are presentation appears in the placing of the printed with carefully accurate register. description of a joint along with that of the Although this book is not a substitute for bones articulating in it rather than as a the large systemic texts, it should be adeseparate chapter on syndesmology. The quate for the first year medical student’s descriptions of the fascia, although clear course in Anatomy. + CELL AND TISSUE CULTURE. By John Paul. viii 261 pages, 41 figures. $7.00. E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd., Edinburgh (Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore). 1959. This book is based on the Tissue Culture Association Summer Course, which was given at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1958 under the direction of the author. The course was started some ten years ago as an intensive four weeks of instruction in the structure and function of living cells, techniques of cell and tissue culture, and interpretation of results. It is designed for post doctoral workers who plan to use cultured tissues in their research or teaching. The number of participants in the course each summer is restricted to fifteen because of laboratory limitations and for this reason, a concise account such as that contained in this book will be gratefully received by all the many envious non-participants. The nineteen chapters are arranged into four parts as follows: I. Principles of cell structure; 11. Preparation of materials; 111. Special techniques, and IV. Special applications of cell and tissue culture methods. There is a useful list of references at the end of each chapter, covering both historical classics and the most recent contributions. STRUKTUR UND STOFFWECHSEL DES HERZMUSKELS. Edited by W. H. Hauss and H. Loose. v 170 pages, illustrated. DM 29. - Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. 1959. + This is the first contribution of a series concerned with the structure and nutrition of heart muscle. There are nine original -. contributions by various authors with three discussion groups interspersed. The subjects include: the submicroscopic morphol- 78 BOOKS ogy of heart muscle, contractile structure, newer knowledge of nutrition, physiology and pathology of lactic acid absorption, energy conditions in compensated and decompensated hearts, heart rate and nutrition, biochemic aspects of therapy, serum ferments as indicators of cellular function, and clinical significance of ferments in serum. The first chapter, on morphology, has interesting electron micrographs, drawings and diagrams. Lists of references follow the chapters. THE POSTURE PROBLEM UP TO DATE. May Goodall Darrow. 94 pages, illustrated. $3.50. Vantage Press, New York. 1959. This little book is written for the layman. It gives the author’s philosophy of the importance of posture in the intellect- ual and spiritual life of man as well as specific instructions for exercising the muscles to correct faulty postures. PHYSIOLOGY OF INSECT DEVELOPMENT. Edited by Frank L. Campbell. xiv 167 pages, 13 figures. $4.00. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1959. + This is the first report of one of the Developmental Biology Conference Series held under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, in 1956. It contains the preface to the series by its organizer, Paul Weiss, which explains the “discursive nature” and “lack of uniformity” of the series. The chapters include embryology, larval development and tissue culture, metamorphosis and diapause, histolysis and tumors, and regeneration. The conference is reported as if by a tape recording of all remarks by all participants, without summaries and subheadings. There is a one page“Se1ected Bibliography.” ENDOCRINE CONTROL IN CRUSTACEANS. By David B. Carlisle and Sir 120 pages, 18 figures. $3.75. Cambridge UniversFrancis Knowles. vii ity Press, New York. 1959. + Crustacean endocrinology is a relatively young specialty a little more than thirty years in span. An introductory chapter gives its history but without an exhaustive review of the literature. The next two chapters deal with the neurosecretory system of the head and thorax, and colour change. These were the subjects of the earliest work and still may be the most important and extensively studied areas. A third chapter entitled “The Pericardial Organs and Heart Beat” deals with an interesting type of organ and its hormonal activity. Two more chapters are on growth, moulting, development and metabolism, and sex. The last chapter gives a brief prospectus of future study, centering about electron microscopy and biochemistry. The list of references numbers about three hundred. The illustrations are of drawings, photographs, and electron micrographs.