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July 1930

Symptoms of Visceral Disease. A Study of the Vegetative Nervous System in Its Relationship to Clinical Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(1):226. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220130229029

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That visceral neurology is attracting increasing attention from medical men is evidenced by the appearance of the fourth edition of Pottenger's "Symptoms of Visceral Disease." The first edition appeared in 1919. The fourth edition, which is here reviewed, has been so revised as to take advantage of the increasing knowledge of the last five years, during which period considerable advances have been made in the physiology of the vegetative nervous system.

The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with the anatomy and physiology of the vegetative nervous system; the second part considers the relationship between the vegetative nervous system and the symptoms of visceral disease, and the last part deals with the innervation of important viscera with a clinical study of the more important viscerogenic reflexes. The book contains thirty-four chapters. The subject matter is well presented and up to date. The illustrations, particularly the color work,

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