Second edition, 1963 By Hachiro Seto, MD. Price not given. Pp 523, with 537 figures (2 in color). Charles C Thomas Publishers, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill.
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Presumably, Professor Seto did not intend his monograph to be a comprehensive and authoratative account of the fine structure of sensory anatomy, but rather a summary of his personal views based on some 30 years of work in his laboratory. The author is a former student of Stöhr and champions the latter's view of the anastomosis of autonomic nerve fibers in a terminal reticulum. "A terminal reticulum never ends free but always anastomoses with the adjacent reticula, so that every vegetative nerve fibre passes over into a large terminal net-work... the entire vegetative nerve system forms a grad closed net-work pervading the whole body. Histological differentiation between sympathetic fibres and parasympathetic fibres becomes impossible..." (page 9).
Holding these views, Professor Seto finds frequent cause to quarrel with "Langley's neuron theory," by which he presumably means Langley's adoption of the neuron doctrine as developed on anatomical grounds, chiefly by Cajal, and
Grundfest H. Studies on the Sensory Innervation (Human Sensibility). Arch Neurol. 1964;10(5):532. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460170102016
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