Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs

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                                Bronchial tubes, and which furnishes a kind 
of framework, or capsule to the leaflets and 
The contractile action of the circular and lon=
=gitudinal fibres of the Bronchial tubes, and 
of the capsules of the leaflets and lobules are 
doubtless controuled by the operation of <u>one<\u> 
cause, which influences them all and compels 
them to act in unison with one another, 
and not only so, but likewise causes them 
to act in combination with the complicated 
machinery of muscles, external to the <s>chest<\s> 
lungs, which are occupied in the process 
of respiration: and it is as clear as any 
Physiological deduction can properly be, that 
the nerves of the pulmonary plexus and more 
particularly that part of it which appertains 
to the vagus nerve are the agents whereby 
the unanimity of the contractile actions, 
necessary to accomplish the function of 
mechanical breathing with its allied pheno=
=mena (e.g. coughing and sneezing) is brought 
about - 
It is of importance that a clear distinction 
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James Newton Heale
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Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs, 1860. From The Royal Society, AP/43/4



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