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November 30, 1940

Problems of Nervous Anatomy

JAMA. 1940;115(22):1911-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810480075028

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This little book contains the substance of three lectures delivered at the Universities of London and Oxford in 1937 and of a lecture delivered before the Anatomische Gesellschaft the same year. The book is divided into four chapters corresponding to these four lectures and dealing with (1) changes in the spinal and sympathetic innervation of the skin during degeneration and regeneration, (2) the sympathetic ground plexus in the glands, muscles and connective tissues of the body, (3) the problem of the "interstitial cells" in the sympathetic nervous system: their relation to neurons, and the innervation impulse as a humoral change in the tissues, and (4) the present state of the neuron doctrine and our knowledge of the synaptic junctions between the nerve cells themselves and between nerve cells and end organs. The second and third chapters contain a clear statement of the author's conception of the connections between the sympathetic

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