Excerpt from Critical Review of Some Anatomico-Physiological Works, Vol. 6 of 6: With an Explanation of a New Philosophy of the Moral Qualities and Intellectual Faculties
Having omitted in this edition, the anatomy of the nervous system and of the brain, I did not intend to enter into any discussion regarding anatomical facts. But as, since my first publications, the nervous system has become the object of numerous researches, both of anatomists and physiologists, it is no longer possible to' discuss its anatomy or its physiology, separately. Some maintain, that anatomical propositions are so intimately connected with physiological, that the truth or the falsehood of the former, necessarily includes the truth or the falsehood of the latter. Others, by con founding the vital with the special animal functions, pretend to have discovered the organs of the specific functions by the lesion and mutilation of the different parts of the nervous system and of the brain.
I have therefore thought it necessary to reply to the principal works, which treat promiscuously of the anat emy and physiology of the nervous system, at least so far as they are directed against my discoveries.
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