J Physiol Pharmacol 2003;
of Physiology, Gabriel C. Ezetlo, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-565505-2. Year of
first edition of this book has been written with a clear intention
to cater physiological information to average students of Human
Physiology and Allied Sciences at undergraduate or equivalent levels.
In this book, the language is simple, the approach is traditional,
and the organization of topics is conservative and concise. The
basic principles of Human Physiology are well covered in this book.
At points, the Author has attempted to connect the basic physiological
information with well-known practical exercises in experimental
physiology, as well as, with clinical practices; this should be
of good help to the readers. This book has twelve sections with
45 chapters along with 261 figures and 27 tables in a total of 558
pages. The figures are generally well drawn along with good labels
and legends.The author has included an appendix on SI units, and
a list of recommended texts for further reading in general physiology
and in specialized topics. However, for some unknown reason the
author has not referred to the recent editions for a few books that
he has included in the list, and omitted some very essential references.
Overall it is a good production with very good binding and it is
reasonably priced (Rs. 595). The author is a Professoiof Physiology
at College of Medicine, University of Malawi .
Department of Physiology,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi - 110 029