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I would like to know who os the founder od autonomic nervous system and history of .

-- U Thi Tar (, February 16, 2005


According to the website at, John Newport Langley functionally distinguished and described the autonomic nervous system in 1921. According to the article at, Walter Canon (in Wisdom of the Body, 1939) first argued that it was specialized for homeostasis.

-- Christopher Green (, February 17, 2005.

For additional information, see:

Finger, S. (1994) Originas of neuroscience. Oxford University Press: New York.

-- Roger K. Thomas (, February 18, 2005.

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