By Ernst Gellhorn, M.D., Ph.D. Price, $8.50. Pp. 556. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 14, 1953.
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This book is, in the main, a review and integration of neurophysiology in the last 15 or 20 years. The work of the author is the backbone onto which is grafted the work of others doing research in this field. The bibliography consists of 53 pages and 1,263 references. The extensive and intensive nature of this work can be judged not only by the enormous bibliography, but also by the divisions into parts. There are six parts: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Regulating Neural Activity, Contributions to the Physiology and Pathology of Movements, The Physiological Basis of Consciousness, Some Aspects of Autonomic Physiology, Integration, and, lastly, Applications.
A great deal of experimental work is brought into line with clinical experience, and in this respect certain sections will be of interest to the medical profession at large. Neurolgists, neurological surgeons, and psychiatrists will find this a useful reference book dealing with the
Physiological Foundations of Neurology and Psychiatry.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(2):250. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090238011