On the Anatomy of the Excito-Motor System

Marshall Hall
1846 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
The history of the protracted disputes on this topic would be full of instruction, but it is not my present intention to write it. My object is. to lay before the reader in a few words (1 am always afraid of occupying his time and my own needlessly), the argument, or rather, the plain and simple proof, of the distinct anatomy of the excito-motor system. Does any one doubt the distinct anatomy of the system of cerebral nerves-of the nerves of sensation and volition ? The very same proof which
more » ... same proof which exists of this part of the nervous system, exists in regard to the excito-motor system. It exists in the pneumogastric nerve, or, as it may be better designated, the pneumogastric system of nerves.
doi:10.1056/nejm184610070351001 fatcat:uz5vtwmorjdorcbjjxgruaot7q