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

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                                Mr. Rainey states that “the vessels of 
the cells pass into the bronchial tubes, and 
ramify very superficially on their inner 
surface, probably to allow the blood within 
them to be acted upon by the inspired air.”
Again Rossignol /sur la structure du Poumon 
p 64/ says “Une certaine nombre de 
veinules pulmonaires ont deux origines 
l’une provient des resaux de l’artere
pulmonaire, l’autre, des lacis ou plexus 
vaineux qui recouvrent la muqueuse 
amincee des tubes aeriens membraneux.
Moreover Adriani according to Kolliker <s>Mr. Brook  
and Mr. Highbury <\s> (Syd. Soc. Ed.), carefully describes 
this plexus.
I may add that I have repeatedly 
injected the plexus of the pulmonary 
vessels on the bronchial mucous membrane 
both in healthy and diseased lungs & 
found that in the healthy lung the 
Superficial net work was less minute 
and regular both in my own injections 
& those of Dr. Heale, than in his figures 
and descriptions, but that in Bronchitis 
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James Newton Heale
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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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