Referee report by F. Sibson on 'Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs' by J. N. Heale

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                                they are accurate, they are not original.
II On other points Dr. Heale advances original 
views. I shall now enquire whether he has 
established those views.
He denies that any branches of the bronchi 
al artery go to the pleura, the blood vessels 
of which he says, “are exclusively derived 
from the Pulmonary system of blood vessels”
I have carefully examined the preparations 
in jar.1. submitted by Dr. Heale to the 
Referee, and in which <s>are <\s> the bronchial 
arteries exclusively are well filled with 
yellow injection, and after peeling off 
the pleura as thinly as possible, I in-
variably found that it was supplied 
with very fine ramifications of that 
artery - moreover whenever the mem-
brane presented a folded or shreddy 
edge, I could distinctly see that the branches 
and capillaries of the bronchial artery ab=
-solutely ramified in the pleura itself, as 
well as in the subpleural cellular tissue.
Of course this does not apply to the epithelium membrane which is [text?] of vessels.
In this instance therefore, I conceive that 
the testimony of other observers must be 
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Referee report by F. Sibson on 'Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs' by J. N. Heale, 1860. From The Royal Society, RR/4/124



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