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October 1943

Autonomic Regulations.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(4):469. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010220122011

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This is an excellent book which has grown out of lecture notes in course work given over the last nine years at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. It is a summary of extensive research work in this field by Dr. Gellhorn and his associates for the past decade.

The book is organized into five sections: (1) a brief introduction to the anatomic and physiologic foundations of the autonomic nervous system; (2) a section showing the role of the autonomic system in adjustment reactions of the organism involving primarily the respiratory and circulating systems; (3) a useful and instructive section on autonomic-endocrine integration; (4) an exposition of autonomic-somatic integration, and (5) a section on results and applications dealing with a very extensive analysis of some principles of autonomic organization and adjustment reactions in physiologic and pathologic conditions, as well as in general and spinal anesthesia, and finally a chapter

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