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There is no subject in medicine which requires a more accurate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology than does the nervous system, in order to be able to reason out the pathologic conditions. The physiology of the nervous system, however intricate, must be fairly well understood by the teacher in order to aid the student to grasp this difficult subject. If this part of the student's instruction is neglected his interest in the clinical study of nervous diseases will necessarily be below the proper standard, as the pathologic reasoning must be based on a knowledge of the anatomy and physiologic relations of the parts involved.
In his researches and writings Morat has elucidated a great many theories and has given to the medical profession advances in the physiologic functions of the nervous system by going more deeply than former investigators into the functions of certain centers and, in some instances,
Physiology of the Nervous System.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(14):1122. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520140058028