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The author has attempted to classify diseases of the nervous system in accordance with the neuron doctrine. He states that in his opinion the unity of the nervous apparatus and its functions is not taught as thoroughly as it should be. Among other things he has endeavored to make plain from the standpoint of modern psychology, many of the psycho-physical manifestations of the nervous system. The following is his classification: 1. Neuronic diseases. The functional neuronic diseases (neuroses and psycho-neuroses): a. Those of the cerebrospinal system. b. Those of the sympathetic system. The organic neuronic diseases are subdivided into those of the afferent system, those of the efferent system, those of the afferent and efferent systems. 2. Non-neuronic diseases (interstitial and vascular troubles affecting the neurons secondarily): a. Of the spinal cord and its membranes, b. Of the peripheral nerves, c. Of the brain and its membranes. 3. General
A Treatise on Diseases of the Nervous System.. JAMA. 1905;XLIV(10):808-809. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500370056023