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October 26, 1940

The Hypothalamus and Central Levels of Autonomic Function

JAMA. 1940;115(17):1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810430069032

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In this volume are collected papers reported before the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease. The subject of the hypothalamus is considered under the three headings anatomy, physiology and clinical. In the first part an anatomic atlas is included which should be invaluable for all workers in the field. The first and second portions are complete and summarize all that is really known on the subject. The third part is the weakest and cannot be compared favorably with the remainder of the book. A concise survey of the clinical syndromes cannot be obtained from this work and must be searched for elsewhere. The bibliography is extensive and satisfactory. There is an excellent index which makes the book an adequate tool for the investigator. The editorial board is to be congratulated for a brilliant collection of summarizing papers from which subsequent investigators may take off for further advances on

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