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August 26, 1939

The Circulation of the Brain and Spinal Cord: A Symposium on Blood Supply

JAMA. 1939;113(9):883. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800340153036

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This volume includes the papers presented at the meeting of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease which met in New York, Dec. 27 and 28, 1937. There are twenty-six separate papers, or chapters, and a critical discussion of the entire symposium by Dr. Stanley Cobb. The subject matter has been divided into three sections: (1) anatomy and physiology, (2) pathology and (3) clinical contributions. Although much of the material is not new and most of it has been presented in separate publications elsewhere, this volume will prove of particular value for ready reference and to persons who do not have good library facilities available. Chapter iv, "The Capillary Bed of the Paraventricular and Supra-Optic Nuclei of the Hypothalamus," by K. H. Finley, is well prepared and most interesting. Finley has shown that these nuclei have a capillary bed which, except for a nucleus in the brain stem,

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