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August 22, 1953

Physiological Foundations of Neurology and Psychiatry.

JAMA. 1953;152(17):1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690170087029

The author, a leader in the field of neuropsychiatric research, is fully competent to collect, assess, and discuss critically the physiological foundation of research on the mechanisms underlying regulation of neuronal activity. His monograph covers the various factors of regulation, the physiology and pathology of movements, the basis of consciousness, autonomic physiology, and the applications of our knowledge to an understanding of schizophrenia and the basis for shock and carbon dioxide therapy, as well as a discussion of autonomic tests in mental disorders. Fully documented and illustrated, with an extensive bibliographic index, the text is fundamental for the specialist in laboratory investigation and clinical experimentation. Neurohumors and neuropharmacology, neuroendocrine action, homeostasis, and similar topics are discussed in an authoritative and comprehensive manner. Clinical and experimental literature is carefully integrated, presenting a clear picture of rapid advances in the last few years. The style of writing is clear, and the evaluations

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