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November 19, 1938

The Hypothalamus: Morphological, Functional, Clinical and Surgical Aspects

JAMA. 1938;111(21):1958. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790470070034

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This book, which is attractively bound, is printed on excellent paper and is well illustrated and contains four lectures which comprise the Henderson Trust Lectures delivered in Edinburgh in October 1936. The lectures have been enlarged to bring down to date the knowledge concerning the morphologic, functional, clinical and surgical aspects of the hypothalamus. Every one interested in organic neurology, endocrinology and neurosurgery will find this a comprehensive review of the subject. It is written by men who are well qualified; the authors admit our limited knowledge but present clearly and concisely what is known. The anatomic relations of the hypothalamus are described and a comparison between man and lower mammals is used to emphasize similarities and differences. The lecture on the functional aspect of the hypothalamus is of clinical interest, as it is divided into sections dealing with known physiologic evidence pointing to definite functions. The lecture on the

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