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June 1929

Experimentelle Neurologie.

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By E. A. Spiegel. Price, 24 marks. Pp. 281. Berlin: S. Karger, 1928.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(6):1468. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210240243019

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Abstract

The author proposes to present in an accessible and comprehensive form a textbook dealing with the physiologic aspects of the nervous system. This volume is the first part of this treatise. Herein the author describes the methods of investigation which are at one's disposal, the general characteristics of nerve impulses, the reflex activities of the central nervous system, the segmentation of the spinal cord and roots and the vegetative nervous system. In the promised volume there will appear a consideration of static and kinetic innervation, the course of the centripetal nerve impulse, the physiology of consciousness, the circulation of the blood and spinal fluid and a complete bibliography.

In the first chapter is contained an excellent review of methods of experimental research, both stimulation and destruction. In the second chapter, electrophysiology of nerves is considered, the all or none principle, the refractory phase, relative indefatigability and chemistry of nerves. Then

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