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March 6, 1954

Metabolic and Toxic Diseases of the Nervous System: Proceedings of the Association, December 12 and 13, 1952, New York, N. Y

JAMA. 1954;154(10):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440076036

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Abstract

Each year the trustees of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease decide on a subject for the annual meeting. The current volume reports the proceedings of the meeting held in New York in December, 1952. The collected papers cover the relation of the parathyroid, pituitary, thyroid, and thymus glands to various nervous and neuromuscular diseases; the relation of adrenocortical physiology to the nervous system; the effects of high and low environmental temperatures; the role of vitamins, copper, carbohydrates, potassium, lipids, and various enzymes; neurological disorders associated with liver disease; opiate and barbiturate abstinence syndromes; drug psychoses; the physiological development of the cerebral cortex; the relation of porphyrin, creatine, and creatinine metabolism to nervous and neuromuscular diseases; and the effects of inorganic, organic (alcohol), and bacterial toxins on the nervous system. The contributors are all outstanding authorities in their respective fields. Each chapter or group of chapters ends

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