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March 9, 1946

The Autonomic Nervous System

JAMA. 1946;130(10):674. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870100060028

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Eleven years have intervened since the appearance of the second edition of Kuntz's book, years containing extensive investigative work into the form and function of the autonomic nervous system and into the role of this system in diseases and the surgical approach to therapy. These advances are reviewed and interpreted in this edition, and the content of the book has materially increased without a proportionate increase in pages. This has been accomplished by increasing the wordage per page. While the chapters on the anatomy of the autonomic nervous system have retained their arrangements, much new information has been added, for example the classification of the cells of the ganglions and the cytologic data on the processes of the ganglion cells. The role of the cerebral cortex in autonomic functions, which has been considerably elucidated since the appearance of the second edition, is concisely and completely covered. There is extensive augmentation

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