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The title is misleading, since one would expect to find the book limited to ocular disturbances of neurogenic origin, whereas it is a mine of concise and authentic information on the anatomy, physiology and clinical pathology of the vegetative nervous system. In the first part the author has written interestingly on the history, embryology and anatomy of the vegetative nervous system, describing the interrelationship to the chromaffin system. Several fine illustrations help to make the text interesting. In the second part there are thirteen chapters dealing with the physiology of the vegetative nervous system. The functional relationship between the parasympathetic and the sympathetic division is well discussed. Then a general review is made of the sympathetic syndromes and of the humoral influences; also the relationship to endocrine disturbances and vitamin deficiencies affecting the vegetative nervous system. The third part deals again, from a general standpoint, with the symptomatology of disturbances
Sindromi oculo-simpatiche. JAMA. 1933;101(19):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740440067041
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