About The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook Online Version
In 1899, the American drug manufacturer Merck & Co. first published a small book titled Merck’s Manual of the Materia Medica . It was meant as an aid to physicians and pharmacists, reminding doctors that “Memory is treacherous.” Compact in size, easy to use, and comprehensive, The Merck Manual (as it was later known) became a favorite of those involved in medical care and others in need of a medical reference. Even Albert Schweitzer carried a copy to Africa in 1913, and Admiral Byrd carried a copy to the South Pole in 1929.
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The peripheral nervous system consists of more than 100 billion nerve cells that run throughout the body like strings, making connections with the brain, other parts of the body, and often with each other. The peripheral nervous system has two parts: the somatic nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. The somatic nervous system is associated with which of the following body functions?