STANLEY COBB, M.D.
It will be universally agreed that blood must go to the brain if the human organism is to function mentally and physically. It is, therefore, important to know all possible facts about the cerebral circulation—in what ways it resembles circulation elsewhere in the body, and in what ways it differs. It may be stated at the beginning that all nerve cells of the central nervous system are easily injured by lack of oxygen. This sensitiveness to anemia is most marked in the most highly integrated centers, e.g. the nerve cells of the cerebral cortex. The cells of the more automatic
COBB S. THE CEREBRAL CIRCULATION1: XXV. REMARKS ON CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:292–302. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-3-292
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(3):292-302.
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