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November 20, 1943

Physiology of the Nervous System

JAMA. 1943;123(12):798. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840470064033

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The rapid advances in our knowledge of the physiology of the nervous system has led to a complete revision of this book. The author has conscientiously followed the current literature, evaluated the researches of others, included his own important work and incorporated all in what is virtually a new text. He has called on other workers to aid in expanding and clarifying certain chapters. A cooperative spirit has entered into the making of the book, thus greatly increasing its value. In presenting the most important recent advance in neurophysiology, namely the nature of synaptic transmission, the section was partly prepared by Dr. David Nachmansohn, one of the foremost investigators in the field. The original form of the book has been retained, with the useful historical introductions to each chapter. A smaller but clearer type has been used, and the references are now referred to in the text by author and

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