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May 1969

The Electrical Activity of the Nervous System ed 3.

Arch Neurol. 1969;20(5):563. doi:10.1001/archneur.1969.00480110127016

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Abstract

In the third edition of her book on the electrical activity of the nervous system, Dr. M. A. B. Brazier has reviewed the basic elements of electrophysiology in a succinct and lucid style. As in the earlier editions of this book, there is considerable emphasis on the historical aspects of each topic which gives the book perspective and makes it interesting to read. However, with the emphasis given older works, many recent developments are examined with insufficient detail. For example, relative to the amount of space devoted to the conduction properties of peripheral nerve, there is little given to cellular and synaptic physiology. There is no discussion of the electrophysiology of the cerebellum or of the limbic system, which is unfortunate in a book intended as a survey of the electrical activity of the nervous system. Towards the end of the book, the author discusses the electroencephalogram in some detail,

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