This book is published, as the title implies, to bring out the principal facts of pathologic physiology in a brief, concise fashion. Lucke has kept the needs of the student primarily in mind in providing a short survey of the field of pathologic physiology in a form which omits most of the confusing details and controversial aspects. The book thus supplies an opportunity for the unfamiliar reader to grasp a general understanding of the field in a short time, so that he may be oriented when breaking into the more detailed works and literature. No pretense is made at treating the subject exhaustively.
Lucke considers his subject in the usual systematic way under the major headings of metabolism of foodstuffs, total metabolism, mineral and water metabolism, vitamins and hormones and then considers the various systems, as the hematopoietic, respiratory, circulatory, renal, gastro-enteric and nervous, as well as the regulation of