statement that the vessels distributed on the surface of the bronchia being chiefly to the pulmonary system, but the complete absence of anastomosis between the pulmonary and bronchial capillaries rests solely on the negative result of the author’s injections, which are directly opposed to the positive statements of many high authorities, according to whom the bronchial arteries and veins can be injected from the pulmonary veins and vice versa. Lastly, the author describes the terminal bronchial tubes as splitting up into certain minute branches, which, as he considers the description to be an original one, he terms “pedicels” P27.28. He does not allude to the so called intercellular passages, and to me the distinction is not clear between them and what the author terms “pedicels”.
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Referee report by W. S. Savory on 'Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs' by J. N. Heale, 1860. From The Royal Society, RR/4/123
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