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November 1928

Brain and Mind, or the Nervous System of Man.

Arch NeurPsych. 1928;20(5):1147. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1928.02210170256011

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The fundamental idea back of this book is to show that what is called the mind is the result of the activity of the nervous system. In the present day of psychologists and near psychologists as well as psychoanalysts, and the ever increasing number of books on psychologic subjects written obviously for the purpose of selling, it is high time to look at the fundamentals of psychology or behavior. It is a curious thing that whenever the "mind" is concerned many writers assume that the brain has nothing whatever to do with it. This book, therefore, coming as it does from a man qualified to write on this subject, is greeted by the reviewer with a sense of relief, for it goes back to first principles and in a book of almost 600 pages, 446 are devoted to the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system. This part is well

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