THOMAS P. SPRUNT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Professor Cannon has clearly and concisely outlined the marvelous biological mechanisms by which the fluid matrix of the body is preserved in healthful equilibrium and by which its remarkable reserve forces are mobilized and made available for extraordinary activities. The autonomic nervous system is among the most important mechanisms in the preservation of this homeostasis that Cannon has poetically dubbed the wisdom of the body. One might, then, readily expect that this system would play an equally important rôle in the manifestations of the folly or of the unhappiness of the body that constitutes disease.
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SPRUNT TP. THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM TO GENERAL MEDICINE1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:257–265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-2-257
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(2):257-265.
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