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February 1928


Author Affiliations


From the clinic of neurology at the University of Tashkent. Director, Professor M. A. Zakharchenko.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;19(2):311-317. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210080113007

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METHODS OF STUDY  Most clinical studies of anatomic conditions are conducted according to some outlined plan, but the study of the sympathetic nervous system has never been attempted in such a manner. Hitherto, the sympathetic system has been considered in toto and has not been separated into central and peripheral components. The outworn terms vagotonia and sympathicotonia are still being used, and the vegetative nervous system is still being investigated by means of various pharmaceutic preparations.In the clinic of neurology at the university, we have adopted a method of studying the motility and the reflexes of the sympathetic system similar to that in use for the somatic system. Our investigations have convinced us that the somatic and sympathetic systems have a similar pattern. We began the study with the spinal cord because it alone retains the metameric divisions. We chose cases of paraplegia for study because they show alterations

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