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The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology

by William Ruschenberger

The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little textbook from 1852 presents an introduction to the workings of the human body. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of the subject as well as interesting look into the period. Please note that some of the information may have changed considerably since this time. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger was a surgeon for the United States Navy, a naturalist, and an author. After attending schools in Philadelphia and New York Ruschenberger entered the United Stat...

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