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September 30, 1939

Herz- und Kreislauferkrankungen in ihren Beziehungen zum Nervensystem und zur Psyche: Eine Einführung für Nervenärzte und Internisten

JAMA. 1939;113(14):1356. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800390078034

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It is typical of the times that attempts should be made to correlate fields in internal medicine with the realm of neuropsychiatry. This the author has attempted to do as far as disturbances of the heart and circulation are concerned. He presents the current teachings in Germany as represented by some of the leading internists and psychiatrists. For the reader interested in obtaining such information this booklet is of value. Unfortunately, little reference is made to the work done in other countries; one has the feeling that much of what the author has to say is citation of authority. The reviewer is left with the impression that the subject is rather superficially considered. The material is divided into the following headings: (1) innervation of blood vessels, (2) blood supply and nerve supply of the heart, (3) tonus of the heart, (4) theory of nerve action, (5) cerebral circulation, (6) high

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