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February 20, 1954

Symptoms of Visceral Disease: A Study of the Vegetative Nervous System in Its Relationship to Clinical Medicine

JAMA. 1954;154(8):725. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940420087035

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This book was first published in 1919, and the sixth edition was published in 1944. The author has been a student of medicine and a careful observer of the symptoms and signs presented by his patients for over 50 years. He hopes that this new edition "will continue to be helpful to those who are especially interested in the visceral reactions of man to stimuli, no matter from what source they come." In dedicating this book he states, "There is a patient who has the disease, as well as the disease which has the patient." Part 1 takes up the vegetative nervous system, and it is first considered embryologically and anatomically and then discussed from the physiological and the pharmacological viewpoint. This is done in a manner that should be interesting and helpful to a clinician. Part 2 discusses the relationship between the vegetative nervous system and the symptoms of

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