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August 1958

Chemotherapy and the Central Nervous System

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1958;80(2):194-195. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1958.02340080064012

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Abstract

In this volume the author, professor of biochemistry at the University of London, sets as his goal the development of two major themes: "firstly, the development of methods and principles in chemotherapy as a whole, and secondly, the application of chemotherapy to produce drugs for use in the treatment of mental disorders." This book, as did his last, "Biochemistry and the Central Nervous System," which appeared only three years ago, bears witness both to the thoroughness of his knowledge of chemistry and its neurobiologic applications and to the depths of his thinking in search for pattern and form among the diverse orders of this broad field, taking as his precept the idea "that chemotherapy can be regarded as an aspect of applied biology."

In brief, the book may be considered a search for basic principles in the chemotherapy of the nervous system as considered by a distinquished biochemist using an

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