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November 1928

Questions Physiologiques d'Actualité.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(5):1146-1147. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210170255010

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In compact, simple and lucid form, Binet here presents a digest of a series of physiologic conferences, conducted under the auspices of the Faculty of Medicine at Paris in 1925 and 1926. The volume is comprised of twenty-four chapters, covering, of necessity, a rather wide range of topics, but including a number of sections definitely neuropsychiatric in their implications. These, to be specific, are the chapters dealing with the tuber cinereum, cortical ablation, circulation of the brain, sleep, the effects of tobacco and the nature and significance of the oculocardiac and so-termed solar reflexes.

In main, the discussions, while thoroughly sound and contemporary, deal with matters already having place in common knowledge, and, as such, hardly warrant detailed consideration. In this connection, however, it may prove of some interest briefly to indicate certain of the more outstanding issues and emphases. Thus, in the section treating of the tuber cinereum, particular attention

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