between those tubes by means of the leaflets, which unite the pedicels of numerous Bronchial tubes <s>there is a very minute anastomosis established between these tubes by means of the leaflets, which [text?] the pedicels of numerous Bronchial tubes<\s>, which would otherwise have no communication with one another - No other communication nor anastomosis, except this, exists between any two Bronchial tubes in any part of the lungs (of course the place where each tube branches out from the larger one from which it takes its origin is not included in this statement), and the only communication between the air contained in the adjoining lobules is that which the leaflets at the base of each establish by means of their pedicels. It is in consequence of these adjoining leaflets, thus blending together at the base of each lobule, that it is found impracticable entirely to separate any parti= =cular lobule from those which are adjacent to it, without inflicting some injury to the structure of each, although the sulci, which divide them may be very marked and decisive.
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Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs, 1860. From The Royal Society, AP/43/4
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