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March 1962


Arch Ophthalmol. 1962;67(3):392. doi:10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020394017

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The contents of this volume are taken largely from the chapters on neurophysiology of Medical Physiology and Biophysics, which in turn is the eighteenth edition of the Howell Textbook of Physiology. This new text has been brought up-to-date in the fast moving field of electrophysiology, including data and concepts derived from findings in electron-microscopic anatomy. By including "the physiological interpretation of signs and symptoms of neurological disease," the authors give the reader insight into the interlocking continuity of the theoretical and clinical aspects of physiology. There is an able presentation and thoughtful discussion of the anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms, involved with the conscious (inner) experience and the outward expression of emotion, which should be most helpful to the student of psychiatry. Inasmuch as all of the editors are primarily interested in biophysical and bioelectrical data, these are given in minute detail, and little attention is directed towards biochemistry. The

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