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From fish to philosopher; the story of our internal environment

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The Natural History Library $1.45NIO:^romPhilosophHOMER W. SMITHA DoubledayAnchorTheAmerican Museum ofNatural HistoryClifford HardingBIOLOGY DEPARTMENTFISH PHILOSOPHERFROM TOHOMER w. SMITH is onc of the outstanding figures inmodem physiology. Presently Chairman of the Depart-ment and Professor of Physiology at the New York Uni-versity School of Medicine, he has undertaken extensiveresearches on the structure and function of the kidney,and has written, in addition to numerous scientific arti-cles, the following key works on the subject: The Physi-Kidney;ology of the The Kidney: Structure and Func-tion in Health and Disease; and Principles RermlofPhysiology.Bom Denver,in Colorado, in ^^ prepared for a1895,career in medicine at the University of Denver where hereceived his A.B. degree, and Hopkinswent on to JohnsUniversity his Sc.D.for degree. As a National ResearchCouncil Fellow in Physiology, Dr. Smith studied for twoyears at the Harvard Medical School. A recipient of thePassano and Lasker awards, and a former Guggenheimfellow, he has also been awarded the Presidential Medalfor Merit.Dr. Smith is a member of the National Academy ofSciences, the American Physiological Society, the Ameri-can Society for Biological Chemists, the Association forAmerican Physicians, the Society for Experimental Biol-ogy and of the MountMedicine. Formerly presidentDesert Island is presently aBiological Laboratory, hetrustee of the Bermuda Laboratory for ...
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The Natural History Library $1.45 NIO :^rom Philosoph HOMER W. SMITH A DoubledayAnchor TheAmerican Museum ofNatural History Clifford Harding BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT FISH PHILOSOPHERFROM TO HOMER w. SMITH is onc of the outstanding figures in modem physiology. Presently Chairman of the Depart- ment and Professor of Physiology at the New York Uni- versity School of Medicine, he has undertaken extensive researches on the structure and function of the kidney, and has written, in addition to numerous scientific arti- cles, the following key works on the subject: The Physi- Kidney;ology of the The Kidney: Structure and Func- tion in Health and Disease; and Principles Rermlof Physiology. Bom Denver,in Colorado, in ^^ prepared for a1895, career in medicine at the University of Denver where he received his A.B. degree, and Hopkinswent on to Johns University his Sc.D.for degree. As a National Research Council Fellow in Physiology, Dr. Smith studied for two years at the Harvard Medical School. A recipient of the Passano and Lasker awards, and a former Guggenheim fellow, he has also been awarded the Presidential Medal for Merit. Dr. Smith is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physiological Society, the Ameri- can Society for Biological Chemists, the Association for American Physicians, the Society for Experimental Biol- ogy and of the MountMedicine. Formerly president Desert Island is presently aBiological Laboratory, he trustee of the Bermuda Laboratory for Biological Re- search. He is also the author of Kamongo: The Lungfish and the Padre, a novel; The End Illusion, and Man andof His Gods. THE NATURAL HISTORY LIBRARYmakes available in paperback format books enduring interest inof the and sciences. Publishedlife earth in co- operation with The American Museum Natu-of ral History by Doubleday Anchor Books, this series introduces the student and the general man—reader to the study his origins, his na-of his environment—and to the wholeture, and natural world, sub-microscopic to thefrom life universe at large. The series is guided by a board at The Ameri- can Museum Natural History consistingof of: Astronomer,Franklyn M. Branley, Associate De- partment Astronomy; Charles M. Bogert,of Chairman and Curator, Department Herpetol-of ogy; E. Thomas Gilliard, Associate Curator, De- partment Ornithology; Gordon F. Ekholm,of Curator Mexican Archaeology, Departmentof of Curator, De-Anthropology; and Bobb Schaeffer, partment Vertebrate Paleontology.of FROM FISH TO PHILOSOPHER HOMER W. SMITH WITH 11 ILLUSTRATIONS PUBLISHED IN CO-OPERATION WITH TEE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY THE NATURAL HISTORY LIBRARY ANCHOR BOOKS DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC. GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK The Natural History Library Edition, 1961 by special arrangement with Little, Brown and Company and CIBA Pharmaceutical Products Inc. Copyright Museum of© 1961 by TheAmerican Natural History Copyright HomerW. Smith1953, 1959, by All Rights Reserved Printed in the United States ofAmerica FOR MARGARET AND HOMER WILSON SMITH
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