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Die Funktionen der Nervencentra.
Jena: Fischer, 1908-1911. Bechterev, Vladimir Michailovic (1857-1927). Die Funktionen der Nervencentra. Erstes Heft: Einleitung, Untersuchungsmethoden, Rückenmark und verlängertes Mark. [Zweites Heft: Kleinhirn, Mittelhirn, Zwischenhirn und subkorticale Ganglien. Drittes Heft: Hemisphären des Grosshirns.] Translated from the Russian by Richard Weinberg. 3 volumes. ix, 691; viii, 693-1336; x, 1337-2047pp. Text illustrations. Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1908-11. 248 x 167 mm. Library buckram, light wear, hinges cracked. Very good set, from the library of American neurologist Smith Ely Jelliffe (1866-1945), with his bookplate and signature in each volume. Embossed stamp of the Hartford Retreat Medical Library on each title; library call numbers on spines. First Edition in German of Bechterev?s Osnovy uchenia o funktsiakh mozga [Fundamentals of Brain Function] (1903-7). Bechterev was one of the most prominent neuroscientists of his era, playing a crucial role in the study of the development of the brain?s organization, neurophysiology, neuropathology and experimental psychology. In his Fundamentals of Brain Function, first published in Russian in seven volumes between 1903 and 1907, Bechterev included a summary of his extensive observations of the functions of the frontal lobes, confirming that extirpation of the frontal lobes destroys the capacity for goal-directed behavior. Animals deprived of their frontal lobes ?do not evaluate the results of their actions as they should, cannot correlate new external impressions with past experience, and do not direct their movements and actions to their own advantage? (quoted in Luria, p. 251). The German edition of Bechterev?s book contains one of the first uses of the term ?extrapyramidal? to describe neural structures. This copy is from the library of Smith Ely Jelliffe, author of Diseases of the Nervous System (1915; Garrison-Morton [online] 4599), founder of The Psychoanalytic Review and one of the first American book collectors in neuroscience, psychiatry and psychoanalysis.
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