Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs

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                                <u>With 18 Plates<\u> Archives G.G.S. 
Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs. 
By D<sup>r<\sup> Heale. Received Aug. 28. 1869 Read 
Nov 24/60 
Communicated by Sir B. Brodie Bart Pres. R.S. 
In investigating the physiological anatomy 
of the lungs, it is convenient to make a cursory examination of the external and general fea=
=tures of those organs, before entering upon 
the consideration of their minute structure 
Pleura First as regards the Pleura 
The general characteristics of this structure 
and the mode in which it is distributed, so 
as to enclose and protect the lungs, and to render 
them detached and insulated from other organs, 
may be inferred with sufficient accuracy from 
the descriptions given in ordinary anatomical 
works. Two remarkable circumstances must 
however be noticed: viz that the blood-vessels 
which are actually distributed to the tissue of 
the Pleura are exclusively derived from the Pul=
=monary system of blood-vessels. This fact will 
establish the truth that the function which the 
Pleura itself is called upon to discharge is wholly 
and exclusively connected with the process of 
'Respiration'; since the evidences which this 
paper will bring to notice, establish beyond the 
                            
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Author
James Newton Heale
Reference
AP/43/4
Series
AP
Date
1860
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Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs, 1860. From The Royal Society, AP/43/4

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