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February 20, 1954

The Autonomic Nervous System

JAMA. 1954;154(8):726. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940420088041

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This book has long served as the standard reference text on the autonomic nervous system. It covers in great detail the autonomic innervation of the viscera and the functional effects of stimulation or depression of the sympathetic and parasympathetic components. The microscopic anatomy of normal and pathological autonomic ganglion cells is considered in detail. Autonomic centers in the central nervous system are adequately discussed and the concept of chemical mediation of autonomic nerve impulses is touched on briefly. The concluding 100 pages of the book are devoted to a consideration of the role of the autonomic nervous system in various diseases and to surgical procedures involving the autonomic nervous system. An extensive bibliography is included.

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