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December 20, 1930

The Physiology of the Vestibular Apparatus.

JAMA. 1930;95(25):1936. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250058036

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This book is the result of much research. After a history of the early work on the physiology of the labyrinth, the anatomic details of the vestibular apparatus and its nervous connections are described in detail. The next chapter deals with operative methods for the study of the labyrinth of animals together with the effect of partial and complete destruction of the labyrinth. Following the experimental stimulation of the labyrinth, the author considers the labyrinth as an organ of the sense of space and then as an organ of reflex function. The relations of the labyrinth to the eye and ocular nystagmus, as well as the analysis of the labyrinthine reflexes are given quite fully. While most of the work deals with animal experimentation, the last chapter is devoted to the examination of the labyrinthine reflexes in man, the adequate stimulus for the sensory organs of the labyrinth and the

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