The most wonderful of living structures is the human brain. This pulpy mass of minute fibers and cells within itself is destitute of the sense of feeling. Yet from it have sprung the marvelous triumphs of art, philosophy, and science, and the noble achievements which have built up civilization and glorified the human race.
General View: A supreme interest must gather around the study of an instrument which has produced results so varied, so complex, and a such high import. Yet this sphinx was the last one in nature to yield her secret to the questioning intellect of man. The everlasting stars sang to his willing ear the hymn of their perpetual revolutions; the earth turned to his gaze the fossil-written record of her uncounted ages of development; chemistry allowed him to penetrate and examine the intimate structure and atomic changes of matter; philosophy taught him....