Studies in the Osteopathic
The Nerve Centers: Volume
Louisa Burns, M.S., D.O., D.Sc.O.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I: THE STRUCTURE OF THE NEURON
CHAPTER II: THE METABOLISM OF NEURONS
CHAPTER III: RELATIONS OF NEURONS
CHAPTER IV: THE PHYSIOLOGY OF NERVE CENTERS
CHAPTER V: THE NUTRITION OF THE NERVOUS
CHAPTER VI: THE SENSORY CONDUTIONS PATHS
CHAPTER VII: THE CONTROL OF THE MOTOR NEURONS
CHAPTER VIII: THE SPINAL CENTERS
CHAPTER IX: THE SPINAL CENTERS (Continued)
CHAPTER X: THE SPINAL CENTERS (Continued)
CHAPTER XI: THE SPINAL CENTERS (Continued)
CHAPTER XII: THE MEDULLARY AND PONTINE SOMATIC
CHAPTER XIII: THE MEDULLARY AND PONTINE
CHAPTER XIV: THE CEREBELLUM
CHAPTER XV: THE MIDBRAIN CENTERS
CHAPTER XVI: THE GANGLIONAR CENTERS OF THE
CHAPTER XVII: THE CORTICAL CENTERS
CHAPTER XVIII: THE CONTROL OF SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
TABLE: THE OSTEOPATHIC CENTERS
IN THE OSTEOPATHIC SCIENCES
THE NERVE CENTERS
LOUISA BURNS, M.S., D.O., D. Sc.
Professor of Physiology
The Pacific College of Osteopathy
MONFORT & CO.
This volume is prepared for the use of students
of osteopathy, in the class room and in practice. It is hoped that
it may add somewhat to the understanding and the skill of those who use
it, and thus to their joy in the work and to their usefulness to mankind.
In these discussions it is taken for granted that
the reader has already a fairly thorough knowledge of the anatomy and the
physiology of the nervous system. Such facts are given here only
when they are needed for the sake of clearness. Facts of morphology,
however interesting, are mentioned only when they are seen to have some
bearing upon etiology, diagnosis or therapeutics. The pragmatic attitude
has been desired in deciding the right of certain discussions to a place
in these pages.
The descriptions of the experiments are not given
in this volume, partly because this matter would add inconveniently to
the size of the book, and partly because the description of the tests as
given in the first volume of this series may serve for the tests used in
preparing the material for this volume.
Nearly all of the drawings were made by Dr. Ada M.
Laughlin, of Los Angeles. The photographs were made by Dr. J. Russell
Morris, of Los Angeles. I am greatly indebted to their patience and
skill. My fellow students of The Pacific College of Osteopathy have
been of great assistance to me in this work. Without their co-operation
many of the studies would have been impossible. All needed supplies
and apparatus have been freely placed at my disposal, and I am indebted
to them all for help and advice.
THE PACIFIC COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHY,
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA,
March 18, 1911.