Included in this book are reviews of work in the fields of developmental physiology, neurophysiology, physiologic psychology, radiation and pharmacology, and of work on the reproductive system, the metabolic functions of the endocrine system, the liver, the digestive system, the hearing, the vision, the muscles, the lymphatic system, the heart, the peripheral circulation, the respiration, the kidneys, hematopoiesis and permeability. Each reviewer has attempted to present the pertinent, rather than all, recent contributions related to his subject. Nevertheless, over 4,300 references are included. The volume is a well organized and concise survey. It offers the scientifically trained reader a valuable and practical means of keeping abreast of basic physiologic investigation.