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June 1931

Selected Readings in the History of Physiology.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(6):1406. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230060250024

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It was a delightful thought that impelled the editor to publish this readable volume. As stated in the preface, it was Long's attractive "Readings in Pathology" that suggested to Fulton the preparation of a similar volume on physiologic subjects. The chapters on the muscles, peripheral nerves and the central nervous system will be of particular interest to neuropsychiatrists. However, the other chapters are of equal importance and interest; for example, Pavlov's "Work of the Digestive Glands" and his subsequent work on the nervous system. The editor has made excellent selections, and his biography of the authors is delightfully presented. It is hoped that some enterprising neuropsychiatrist will publish similar selected readings in the history of psychiatry and neurology.

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