November 1953

Physiological Foundations of Neurology and Psychiatry.

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By Ernst Gellhorn, M.D. Price, $8.50. Pp. 556. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 14, 1953.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;92(5):764-765. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240230164017

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Dr. Gellhorn's work over a period of more than 30 years has been a major contribution to the delineation of some of the parameters of neurophysiologic function. In this volume of 20 chapters, the author attempts to summarize a part of the enormous experimental data which have accumulated and are particularly relevant to the clinical workers in the fields of neurology and psychiatry. Dr. Gellhorn has drawn heavily upon the work of his own laboratories over the years. His many and varied interests in neurophysiology are the warp on which he weaves the more significant experimental evidence to substantiate the dependence of function upon the ordered activity of neural structures.

The book is composed of six rather distinct parts: the subjects, the mood in which they are treated, as well as the derivative implications have a more distinct clinical flavor than is true of most neurophysiologic treatises. Then too, for

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