WILLIAM B. KOUNTZ
Attempts to develop a method which would make possible studies on the revived human heart have been made during the past six years. A number of references to such work may be found in the literature. The chief object of most of the observers has been to determine the viability of the organs, and the material has, with few exceptions,1, 2 never been utilized for physiological study.
There are two excellent reasons why observations on the function of organs taken from the human body after death are of importance. One is that by this means the individual characteristics of the
KOUNTZ WB. REVIVAL OF HUMAN HEARTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:330–336. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-3-330
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(3):330-336.
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