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August 11, 1956

Cardiovascular Innervation

JAMA. 1956;161(15):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970150084031

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Since the author is one of the most careful and learned anatomists, the appearance of a book by him on the anatomy of the nerve supply of the cardiovascular system is most welcome. The subject is covered in a desultory fashion in many textbooks, but it is rarely presented in an orderly and detailed manner, as Mitchell has done and done beautifully. The book covers the entire innervation, macroscopic and microscopic, of the cardiovascular system, including good descriptions of central autonomic representation. The book is a textbook in that it has an easily discernible arrangement and the material is clearly and simply presented. However, most physicians and surgeons will probably use it as a reference book. It should serve admirably in either case. The make-up of the book is excellent, and the clarity of the illustrations is especially to be commended. Even the labels in the diagrams can be read

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