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It is generally stated in the leading text-books on pathology that neoplasms have no nerve-supply of their own, and this statement has been emphasized as one of the most important proofs of the autonomous and emancipated nature of tumor growth. What nerve structures have been demonstrated histologically in neoplasms have been regarded as remains of the original nerve-supply of the part. The older students of this question invariably reported negative results. That such developmental disturbances as nevi may contain nerve fibers has nothing to do with this question, inasmuch as they do not represent true autonomous blastomas, although such may
Innervation and Tumor Growth. A Preliminary Report.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:741. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-9-741
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(9):741.
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