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June 13, 1931

An Introduction to Neurology.

JAMA. 1931;96(24):2059. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720500053040

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The demand for Professor Herrick's "Introduction" has required ten printings and four revisions in the fifteen years since it first appeared. In this edition three chapters have been entirely rewritten; namely, those on the neuron, on reflex circuits and on the general physiology of the nervous system. All chapters have been revised in the light of increasing knowledge. While really and intentionally an "introduction" leading to a study of other books and atlases which give a more detailed account of morphology, it has proved itself an admirable introduction. The fundamental principles of nervous structure and function are set forth with a clearness and soundness which make it a most satisfactory textbook for students in psychology, education and sociology. And because of Professor Herrick's deep insight into the evolutionary development of "the master tissue" and of the clearness with which the nature of its different parts is presented in this book,

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