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February 14, 1885

Comparative Physiology and Psychology.

Author Affiliations

By S. V. Clevenger, M.D., late Pathologist County Insane Asylum, Chicago; Member of the American Neurological Association, American Microscopical Society, American Electrical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Chicago Medical Society; ex-Meteorologist U. S., Signal Service; Collaborator of the American Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry, American Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, and American Naturalist.

JAMA. 1885;IV(7):194-195. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390820026017

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This new work includes eleven years labor in the fields its title indicates, and contains much original matter. The intention of the author, we judge, is to elaborate a mental science to accord with recent physiological and anatomical research, which has been well done by him. The reasoning is profound and appeals directly to experience. As the author stated in his introductory remarks, the method proposed to examine the mind is an extension of Herbert Spencer's principles, and we believe is in accordance with the views of the majority of modern scientists. We are pleased to notice a number of chemical formulae in the manner in which they are arranged, as for instance, substituting CO2 which appears on the ninth line from the top of page 10, to denote carbonic dioxide. So, too, regarding H2O for sulphur, as it appears in the fourth line from the top

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