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Paper, 'The innervation of the pulmonary vessels' by John Rose Bradford and H [Henry] Percy Dean

Reference number: PP/13/21

Date: 1889


The authors write: 'Although hitherto most physiologists have considered that the pulmonary vessels probably possessed a system of vaso-motor nerves, yet no direct experimental proof of the existence of such a system has been obtained. Still less has any evidence been adduced to demonstrate the actual anatomical paths by which such nerves, if they exist, reach the lungs. Hence it seemed that the whole question was one deserving a further attempt for its solution. When this research was commenced, there were practically only two facts which could be appealed to in support of the existence of these nerves.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology

Received 13 February 1889. Read 21 February 1889. Communicated by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer.

A version of this paper was published in volume 45 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'The innervation of the pulmonary vessels'.

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