Medicine: Nerve Congress

A prideful lot were the nerve specialists who met in London last week for an International Neurological Congress. To them, the brain, cathedral of human intelligence, is no more than 2½ lb. of raw meat, the cerebrospinal nervous system, conveyor of human will to muscles, a set of puppeteer's strings; the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, a network of complex paths, lanes, byways and highways through which the human soul moves strangely. To know the complexities of the neural ways and cords and of the cerebral mass requires a chess player's intricate mentality. To...

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