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January 1933

The Wisdom of the Body.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(1):212. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240070218026

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Under the ambiguous title of "The Wisdom of the Body," the author writes of the relation of the autonomic system to the self-regulation of physiologic processes. The main features were first presented in a technical article in Physiological Reviews in 1929, under the title, "Organization for Physiological Homeostasis," in the Linacre Lecture for 1930, and in a series of lectures in the winter of 1930 before the Sorbonne. This work is supplementary to two previous books by the same author, "Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage" and "Traumatic Shock." The book is written for the general reader, but while there is no question that parts of it would be of interest, it is questionable whether the general reader has sufficient information to be able to understand its contents. To the reviewer the presentation was fascinating and was read as easily as a novel, for the facts are excellently