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February 11, 1961

THE PHILOSOPHER OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

JAMA. 1961;175(6):498-499. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040060072019
Abstract

The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Sir Charles Sherrington was published in 1906 as the Silliman Lectures at Yale University. This discussion of the physiology of the nervous system has been required reading for students of neurology for half a century. It has not lost its stature as an epochal monograph, prepared by one of the leaders of the English school of physiology. Lord Cohen of Birkenhead has interpreted the concepts of neurophysiology and the philosophy of Charles Scott Sherrington in the Fourth Sherrington Lecture given in Liverpool.1 The publication of selected writings of Sherrington, compiled by D. Denny-Brown, preceded by two decades the appearance of this small volume. Lord Cohen of Birkenhead, an authority on the hallmarks of old silver, will be remembered as the physician to His Majesty George VI of England. D. Denny-Brown, a pupil of Sherrington, has been Professor of Neurology at the

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