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May 1942

Anoxia: Its Effect on the Body.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(5):878. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290050180020

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This small volume constitutes a useful outline of the many aspects of anoxia as it affects various organs and activities of the body. The material is clearly presented, and the references are in general excellent.

The chapter on the effect of anoxia on the nervous system, which is likely to be of particular interest to readers of this journal, is perhaps less authoritative than other chapters of the book. One has the impression that it was written from the literature, rather than from experience. It follows rather closely the compendiums of McFarland, Wolff and others but omits the important volume of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease on the circulation of the brain, and the recent work of the Gibbses, Lennox, Nims, Himwich and others on the utilization of oxygen by the brain under varying conditions. Carbon monoxide poisoning is presented as a condition due purely to

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