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February 1935

The Surgery of the Sympathetic Nervous System.

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By G. E. Gask and J. P. Ross. Cloth. Price, $4. Pp. 175, with 43 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1934.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(2):452. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250140208026

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This book contains an acceptable and cautious presentation of the physiology of the sympathetic system and the indications for and results of operations on it. The section on anatomy and physiology is brief and embodies no original observations. Methods of selection of cases for operation are well described, and the authors' operative results are given. The number of cases on which the report is based is somewhat meager, as is the bibliography. A new operative technic for removal of the first and second thoracic ganglia from in front is described. The description of the standard operations is rather brief. The literary style is unusually clear and pleasant to read.