Dr. Walsh received his MA degree from Oxford, and his MD from Harvard. He is Senior Lecturer in Physiology at the University of Edinburgh. His Physiology of the Nervous System is based in part on lectures, demonstrations, and clinics given to medical, science, and postgraduate students attending courses at the University of Edinburgh. The avowed purpose of the original edition of his book when it appeared in 1956 (563 pages) was to place before those interested in clinical neurology an account of the physiology of the nervous system. As one who teaches in both areas, I can attest to the success of purpose of the first edition.
The new edition reflects the important recent advances (up to 1963) in the neurophysiological domain. There are two new chapters and more than 80 new figures in the second edition. The book is beautifully written. The historical or classical statements at the heading