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February 1958

Autonomic Nervous System

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;79(2):178. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340020058013

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This issue of the British Medical Bulletin is concerned with recent advances in knowledge about the autonomic nervous system, but it includes a wide range of pharmacological, anatomical, and physiological studies, some only distantly related to the autonomic system narrowly defined. Each of the authors is an active investigator of the aspect with which he is concerned. H. Blaschko writes on "Formation of Catechol Amines in the Animal Body"; Marthe Vogt, on "Sympathomimetic Amines in the Central Nervous System," and J. H. Burn, on "Acetylcholine and Cardiac Fibrillation." "The Intermediate Sympathetic Ganglia," by Professor Boyd, and "Collateral Sprouting in Response to Injury in the Autonomic Nervous System, and Its Consequences," by Drs. J. G. Murray and J. W. Thompson, are of direct relevance to the bedside problems of the clinician. Drs. S. M. Hilton and G. P. Lewis report the formation of a polypeptide vasodilator substance as a side-effect of

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