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February 6, 1915

The Nervous System and Its Conservation.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(6):534. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570320058032

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This book consists of twenty-three brief chapters, as follows: Introduction. The minute structure of the nervous tissues. The elements of nerve physiology. Reflexes. The general anatomy of the nervous system. The afferent part of the nervous system. The neuromuscular mechanism. The neuromuscular system: neuromuscular fatigue. The autonomic nervous system. The cerebrum. The cerebrum and human development. The cerebrum and the life of the individual. Emotion. Sleep. Dreams. Causes of nervous impairment. Neurasthenia. Some matters of general hygiene. The author states that "if this volume is not to be an impertinence it must be justified by the attempt made to combine some elements of the anatomy, physiology and hygiene of the nervous system." He has succeeded in giving a clear and interesting account of the main facts and principles involved, and while in his modesty he does not address himself to the medical profession, we can assure our colleagues that unless

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