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August 1928

Meine Myelogenetische Hirnlehre.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(2):440. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210140210020

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This recent small monograph by Flechsig is divided into two parts. The first part deals with an account of Flechsig's life, written by himself, while the second portion is concerned with the theory of myelogenesis. The autobiographic portion is probably of more than limited interest since it contains an account of Flechsig's struggles against stern opposition in his fight for the theory of myelogenesis. It is interesting reading, and, for those interested in scientific neurology, an inspiring record of a battle against prejudices. The second portion of the monograph, dealing with the theory of myelogenesis, will be of much wider interest than the first. Flechsig does not bring any new facts to light in this discussion. It is a full summary of his stand on the question of myelogenesis, and for those who wish a concise account of Flechsig's work as contained in his "Anatomie des menschlichen Gehirns und Rückenmarks

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