I made two changes in chapter sequencing and numbering:
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The most frequent request has been to give the autonomic nervous system a chapter of its own, with slightly deeper coverage. I have done so at chapter 15. Another common request I've accommodated has been to discuss the spinal cord and spinal nerves together in one chapter (now chapter 13) and the brain and cranial nerves together in another (now chapter 14).
To compensate for the added nervous system chapter without making the book longer, and because many reviewers felt that the book could do without two full chapters of chemistry, I condensed the coverage of chemistry by about 25% and combined the two former chemistry chapters into one (now chapter 2). This results in a change of chapter numbers from 3 through 15, but from chapter 16 to the end, the numbers are the same as in the previous editions.
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