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The second edition of this well-known text-book appears nearly a quarter of a century after the publication of the first, which edition was the first book in English and one of the first in any language treating of the relations of the brain and nervous system to the action of the mind. During the interval physiologic research and psychologic observation have been active so that a large body of new facts has been added as the basis of what was, at the time of publication of the first edition, practically a new branch of science. A considerable enlargement of the physiologic part of the work has, therefore, been necessary. Especially the investigations regarding cerebral localization and the comparative physiology of the brain have made great advances. As a result of these advances in knowledge and the more strict classification of the new science, the new edition confines itself more strictly
Elements of Physiological Psychology.. JAMA. 1912;LVIII(3):220. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010222033