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The Mechanism of Thought, Imagery, and Hallucination.

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By ROSETT JOSHUA. , M.D. 289 pages; 26 X 18 cm. Columbia University Press; , New York City: . 1939.. Price, $3.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(4):742. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-13-4-742_1
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This book is an investigation into the neuro-physiological basis of the mechanism of thought, imagery, and hallucination. The style in which the book is written is unusually lucid and the clarity of exposition is not a little heightened by the frequent use of strikingly apt analogies and comparison.

The book is divided into two parts: one—fundamentals, and two—the mechanisms. Following an introduction that serves as a brief survey of the problem of consciousness as dealt with by philosophers, the author devotes a chapter to the description of Hughling Jackson's law of evolution and dissolution of the nervous system and its


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