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February 1942

The Autonomic Nervous System.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(2):351-352. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290020167018

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Abstract

This is a second revised edition of a deservedly popular book. The new material necessitated by the increase in knowledge and experience resulted in enlargement of the book by some 80 pages.

The historical introduction is interesting. Although the quotations from Claude Bernard are not, strictly speaking, in his "own words," nevertheless they will probably be more useful to most of those who will read the book than they would be in the original French. The chapter on anatomy is useful. It is convenient to have this information in such concise form; one regrets only that some of the illustrations have been reduced so much that their details can be followed only with a magnifying glass. The physiologic and pharmacologic chapters are not so useful, but the reader is consoled by the advice that if he is somewhat confused by the contradictory evidence presented, he can read all the arguments

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