Physiopathological basis of coma (introductory remarks)
Nervous structures necessary for consciousness
Periodic physiological dissolution of consciousness: sleep and coma
From experimental to clinical neurophysiology
Physiopathology of nervous lesions responsible for
Aetiological classification of comas and of disturbances of consciousness of organic origin
Symptomatological classification of coma
Tentative anatomoclinical classification
In black: mesencephalic activating reticular system responsible
Dotted area: Raphé system responsible for sleep.
(A) specific afferent pathways;
(B) motor efferent pathways.