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July 16, 1927

Muscular Contraction and the Reflex Control of Movement.

JAMA. 1927;89(3):230. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030062037

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Not since the publication of Sherrington's Integrative Action of the Nervous System has such a monumental scientific compilation and critical analysis of muscular contraction and the nature of its reflex control been published. The volume details the advances in this field since 1906 and is a companion volume to Sherrington's classic. Full description is given of advances made into the mode of action of the central nervous processes on the basis of modern methods of attack. Part I, dealing with the nature of the contractile response of individual skeletal muscle fibers, is based on the author's own researches. The extensive bibliography indicates the grasp of the literature possessed by the author. The book fulfils a want long felt in physiologic circles. It will furthermore be heartily welcomed by those few clinical neurologists who themselves are interested and active in helping to unravel the intricacies of nervous action in health and

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