October 18, 1930

Sensation and the Sensory Pathway.

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By John S. B. Stopford, M.D., F.R.S., Professor of Anatomy, the University of Manchester. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 148, with 19 illustrations. New York: Longmans, Green & Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(16):1201. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720160061043

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The author is a distinguished English anatomist who has been working on sensation for the last decade or more. This little book adequately summarizes and discusses the problem of peripheral sensations so that those who would have a general picture of the problems will find it easier to get it here rather than from Head's two large volumes. The author agrees essentially with Head's conception except that he believes deep sensation is also divisible into the epicritic and protopathic types and is conveyed in part at least by the cutaneous nerves. After a description of the facts involved in peripheral sensory losses and the various types of central sensory defects, the author attempts to explain these facts in an argumentative fashion and to combat all those who do not believe in the two types of sensation. New evidence is not added in favor of Head's conceptions. Much is made of

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