This symposium was held in London in early July, 1957, just prior to the meetings of the international congresses in neurological sciences, in Brussels. The London meeting, attended by some thirty-four persons, commemorated the centenary of the birth of Sir Charles Sherrington (1857-1952).
The symposium consisted of nineteen papers by thirty authors, presentations that ranged the field of neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropharmacology. The book is largely a reviewing and a bringing up to date (summer, 1957) of observations and experiments that for decades have concerned some of the authors. Inherent in the technique of the symposium is much restatement, but the book will orient those who want to know about the modern neurophysiology, neurochemistry, and neuropharmacology. A feature of the book is the record of the seemingly free discussions that followed each presentation or related group of presentations. These discussions bring out the fascinating confusion in which some of the