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

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                                pulmonary plexus almost kills the yellow of 
the bronchial net work. If however the drawing 
be closely inspected it will be seen that the 
yellow net work is superficial to the red 
plexus - Though this drawing <s>throughout <\s> exaggerates 
the latter and subdues the - yet it ac-
=curately represents the relatively deeper 
position of the pulmonary plexus. The prepara-
-tion and even the drawing therefore give 
complete contradiction to the statement of the 
Author at pp 43.44. “If it be attempted to 
inject the bronchial arteries with one color 
and the pulmonary vessels with another,
it will be found that the pulmonary vessels so 
greatly preponderate in dimensions and 
numbers over the bronchial, that the latter 
afterwards can scarcely be distinguished 
in consequence of their becoming completely 
burried and concealed, as it were, by the 
pulmonary injection & by the [text?] which exudes 
from it.” I may state that in Pl. III.f.3. Reisseisen represents ac-
curately & beautifully the bronchial net work superficial to the pul-
monary plexus on the bronchial mucous membrane, & deeper again 
he shows the larger bronchial arteries.
Dr. Heale denies that there is any 
anastomosis between the bronchial artery 
& the pulmonary system of vessels, and 
considers that he has proved that the whole 
of the blood supplied by those arteries 
                            
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Author
James Newton Heale
Reference
RR/4/124
Series
RR
Date
1860
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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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