November 1930

Symptoms of Visceral Disease.

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A Study of the Vegetative Nervous System in Its Relationship to Clinical Medicine. By Francis Marion Pottenger, A.M., M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.P., Monrovia, Calif. Fourth edition. Price, $7.50. Pp. 426, with 87 text illustrations and 10 color plates. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(5):899. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140170160012

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The author of this work is a skilled clinician who has made a life-long study of the symptoms of disease and who consequently has been led into the maize of problems associated with visceral neurology. His clinical observations have been carefully and accurately made and are well presented. Visceral neurology is clearly described anatomically and is thoroughly considered from the physiologic and pharmacologic standpoints.

The introductory chapter consists of a plea for the general consideration of the diseased patient, the fact being emphasized that "there is not only a disease which has the patient but a patient who has the disease."

Part I begins with a discussion of the control of protoplasmic activities, and of the rôle of chemical, psychic, reflex and endocrine factors, and proceeds to a careful description of the anatomy of the vegetative nervous system. Its physiology is considered as is its pharmacology, the latter including the

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