Under the title mentioned are collected chapters by representative German authors on a variety of physiologic subjects, with discussions of the related functional pathology. Franz Fischler has written the section on metabolism. He mentions methods for studying metabolism, the nitrogen balance, caloric values of food substances, and discusses the importance of various organs, such as the liver, pancreas, and other organs which regulate the normal metabolism. While this section contains much useful information, there is little reference to investigations completed during the last ten years. No mention is made of basal metabolism, or of the work by Du Bois and his associates, neither is the buffer mechanism of the body fluids discussed in any way.
A brief discussion on constitutional pathologic physiology is written by R. v. d. Velden.
Hans Eppinger's chapters on the glands of internal secretion are well written, and his literature references indicate a wide and thoroughly