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January 26, 1935

The Autonomic Nervous System

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By Albert Kuntz, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Micro-Anatomy in St. Louis University School of Medicine. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 697, with 73 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(4):342. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760040074030

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The topics presented in this valuable book include the morphology and distribution of the autonomic nervous system; the structure of the ganglion cells; the central autonomic centers and conduction pathways; the physiology of the autonomic nervous system; the development of the autonomic nervous system; the innervation of the heart, the blood vessels, the respiratory system, the digestive tube, the biliary system, the glands, the urinary organs and the sex organs; the involuntary innervation of the eye; the autonomic innervation of skeletal muscles; the pathology of the autonomic nervous system; visceral sensitivity and referred pain; autonomic imbalance; the autonomic nervous system in disease, and the surgery of the autonomic nervous system. The author does not say for whom this book is intended, but it is clear that all who are interested in this vital subject, which assiduous laboratory and clinical research is gradually lifting from darkness into light and which is

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