H. L. ALEXANDER, M.D.
In this presentation, the control of the heart, lungs, and bronchi by the autonomic nervous system will be considered from the clinical viewpoint. To accomplish this, it would seem permissible and, indeed, necessary to review briefly the development of the clinical conception of the subject.
Prior to 1909, although anatomical and physiological investigations on the autonomic nervous system had progressed far, there had been only occasional reference to the possible application of this knowledge to clinical medicine.1,2,3,4,5 Higier6 contends that clinicians were slow to grasp the significance of the autonomic nervous system because injury to parts of its structural
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ALEXANDER HL. The Autonomic Control of the Heart, Lungs, and Bronchi(The Autonomic Control of the Heart, Lungs, and Bronchi*†)(The Autonomic Control of the Heart, Lungs, and Bronchi*†). Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1033–1043. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-8-1033
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(8):1033-1043.
Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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