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The famed professor of physiology at the University of Zurich, W. R. Hess, known particularly for his experiments on sleep, offers here, in one volume, the results of his and his collaborators' work on the physiology of the brain stem. It covers experimental work on animals done over a period of nearly three decades. The whole peripheral and central, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems were studied. Problems of regulation and coordination of functions are particularly stressed. The American literature is adequately considered. The legends of the 80 instructive illustrations are in German and in English. It is a fundamental work, of interest primarily and essentially to physiologists. The book is not easy to read; the language is profuse; the style is somewhat "professorial." Drastic condensation would do the book much good.
Die funktionelle Organisation des vegetativen Nervensystems.. Arch NeurPsych. 1949;61(4):466. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1949.02310100130019