"Fear, rage, pain and the pangs of hunger," says Dr. Cannon, "are all primitive experiences which human beings share with the lower animals. These experiences are properly classed as among the most powerful that determine the action of man and beasts. A knowledge of the conditions which attend these experiences, therefore, is of general and fundamental importance in the interpretation of behavior."
In this book Dr. Cannon has compiled a number of original articles which have appeared in current medical literature during the past year, and which represent work by himself and his associates in the Harvard Physiological Laboratory. An attempt has been made to arrange the discussions in a consecutive manner, and to explain technical terms so that the book may be understood by any intelligent reader.