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Paper, 'On the local paralysis of peripheral ganglia, and on the connexion of different classes of nerve fibres with them' by John Newport Langley and W [William] Lee Dickinson

Reference number: PP/14/34

Date: 1889

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The authors write: 'Hirschmann has shown that after a moderate dose of nicotin stimulation of the sympathetic nerve in the neck causes no dilation of the pupil. He concludes that nicotin paralyses the endings of the dilator fibres in the pupil. In the course of some observations on the physiological action of nicotin, we had occasion to repeat Hirschmann’s experiment; we found in the rabbit that 30 to 40 mgrms. of nicotin injected into a vein stopped the effect of stimulating the sym pathetic in the neck, not only on the pupil, but also on the vessels of the ear.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Physiology / Neuroscience

Received 7 September 1889. Read 21 November 1889.

A version of this paper was published in volume 46 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'On the local paralysis of peripheral ganglia, and on the connexion of different classes of nerve fibres with them'.

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PP/14/34
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1889
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
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29 pages
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John Newport Langley

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John Newport Langley, Paper, 'On the local paralysis of peripheral ganglia, and on the connexion of different classes of nerve fibres with them' by John Newport Langley and W [William] Lee Dickinson, 1889, PP/14/34, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_14_34/paper-on-the-local-paralysis-of-peripheral-ganglia-and-on-the-connexion-of-different-classes-of-nerve-fibres-with-them-by-john-newport-langley-and-w-william-lee-dickinson, accessed on 22 July 2024

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