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December 1920


Arch NeurPsych. 1920;4(6):715-716. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1920.02180240114010

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These volumes consist mainly of a number of papers published by Head and his co-workers in Brain, over a period of time extending from 1905 to 1918. No material change has been made in their arrangement. Each paper detailed the methods of testing sensation. These pages have been eliminated, and a separate chapter in which they are combined has been added, as have also an introduction and an epilogue dealing with the common aims that underlie the various researches. Finally, in an appendix, some of the most serious criticisms of their work have been seriously considered.

The first volume consists of two parts: the first devoted to an introduction and methods of examination; the second to the peripheral nervous system. The second part consists of three papers: "The Afferent Nervous System from a New Aspect," "The Consequences of Injury to the Peripheral Nerves," and "A Human Experiment in Nerve Division."