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April 1927

RECENT WORK OF PAWLOW AND HIS PUPILSCONDITIONED REFLEXES; SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM (ORBELI); EPILEPSY AND CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (SPERANSKY)

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LENINGRAD, RUSSIA

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(4):514-528. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200340090007
Abstract

The following is a sketch of the work of Professor Pawlow on conditioned reflexes, of Orbeli on the sympathetic nervous system, and of the new work of Speransky on pathology of the brain.

As Pawlow's two books1 are soon to appear in English, what I have to say about his work is in no way intended as a comprehensive review. On the other hand, I desire to call attention to Pawlow's achievements in this field—so long obscure; perhaps the personal experience of one who is not a specialist in this question, but who has learned the Pawlow method first hand may help to clarify this intricate subject. Let it be said at the outset that, although it is easy to grasp the principles on which the work of conditioned reflexes has been built and to understand a simple experiment, the comprehension of the whole subject is extremely difficult. I

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