Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs

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                                of diet. Were this in any degree like the 
truth, the lungs would, like the stomach 
itself, only require to have its own particular 
supply of blood, proportionate to the function 
it was called upon to discharge; and there 
would be no necessity for its receiving a 
supply, rather exceeding that sent to the whole 
of the remainder of the body taken in the ag=
=gregate; and for passing the whole of this 
large quantity through its own tissue, in 
the same period of time as that which is 
required by the remainder of the body, engaged 
in all <s>the<\s> its multifarious functions, (each demanding 
a large supply of blood). <s> to dispose of a some=
=what less quantity<\s?> - 
The mere fact that such an pinion should have been seriously advanced, affords a remarkable 
proof of the extreme shallowness of reasoning, 
which is deemed suitable for modern demand, 
and of the futility of endeavouring to establish 
any proposition, however self-evident, by an 
appeal to men's intelligence, when prejudice 
and self-interest intervene and are so potent 
in rendering physiological facts opake, which 
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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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