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This volume contains many excellent features including: (a) an excellent historical review of knowledge of the involuntary nervous system, which includes the beginnings of surgical intervention; (b) anatomy of the autonomic nervous system; (c) fundamental arrangement of system as a whole. In addition, terminology is clarified—sympathetic-thoraco-lumbar outflow—(anterior roots); parasympathetic—(craniosacral division), as well as the concept of gray and white rami, etc. The peripheral autonomic plexuses are discussed in concise style.
A chapter is devoted to the general physiology, and to the pharmacology of the autonomic nervous system. The sympathomimetic agents and the parasympathomimetic agents are discussed from the clinical viewpoint.
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The Autonomic Nervous System: Anatomy, Physiology and Surgical Application.. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:856–857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-4-856
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