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October 1931

Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage.

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By Walter B. Cannon, M.D., S.D., LL.D. Second edition. Price, $3. Pp. 404. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1929.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(4):903. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230100221022

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The first edition of this book was published in 1915. It was given to the scientific world by Dr. Walter B. Cannon, who is at present the George Higginson Professor of Physiology in Harvard University, as an account of recent researches into the function of emotional excitement. It took immediate first rank as a contemporary classic in the scientific literature and now reposes firmly on that shelf of famed volumes that contain the works of the immortal William Harvey, Claude Bernard and their illustrious successors.

From the original nucleus of Dr. Cannon's laboratory a chain of colonies of men continuing and adding to his labor has grown out and circled the globe. They are to be found in Japan, Russia, England, Algiers, Argentina and elsewhere. For this to occur in a man's lifetime is highly distinctive, and Dr. Cannon is still young!

This second edition of "Bodily Changes in Pain,