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July 1968

Physiology of the Cerebrospinal Fluid

Arch Otolaryngol. 1968;88(1):99. doi:10.1001/archotol.1968.00770010101021

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This book presents a summary of the structure and function of the cerebrospinal fluid. The author has performed a great service by compiling vast amounts of information in an orderly fashion in a single volume. This monograph is an invaluable reference for cerebrospinal fluid physiology.

The book is divided into ten chapters: (1) "CSF Morphology," (2) "CSF Composition," (3) "The Blood-CSF Barrier," (4) "The Blood-Brain Barrier," (5) "Extracellular Space," (6) "CSF Secretion," (7) "CSF-Brain-Cord Relations," (8) "Blood-Brain and Blood-CSF Barriers-Further Considerations," (9) "pH and Respiratory Controls," and (10) "CSF Pressure." Details of many experiments are included. Most casual readers will be sent scampering to calculus and histology books for assistance. A summary at the end of each chapter would have made the book more useful, especially for clinicians. Serious students of cerebrospinal fluid physiology will find frequent use for this book; medical students, residents, and practicing physicians will find only

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