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March 1922


Arch NeurPsych. 1922;7(3):414-415. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1922.02190090132014

This book contains little in charts or text that cannot be found on the bookshelf of any physician. The anatomic and physiologic discussion of the nervous and muscular systems, the joints, and the skin are quite elementary and of little value to the practitioner; unfortunately, they are also ambiguous and inadequate, and so would be of little value to one not already acquainted with the subject. For example (page 2), "Psycho-Sensory Motor Paths.—The psycho-sensory motor paths, or paths of conscious sensibility and voluntary motion, have the same sensory and motor peripheral motor neurons and the same peripheral conductors as the reflex paths, but they present besides medullary and encephalic paths more or less complicated. They are branches of the reflex arc, which comprise the multiple stages, crossings and spinal, bulbar, cerebellar and cerebral connections which all end in the grey cortical matter of the brain. All nervous actions are, moreover

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