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In 1868 the collaboration of Drs. Ewald Hering and Joseph Breuer introduced the discovery of the "self-regulatory activity of respiration" whereby lung inflation inhibits respiration as mediated by a vagal reflex. Since then considerable achievement in the problems of respiratory afferents, central and motor pathways, and respiratory sensation has transpired. It is thus appropriate that a century later a distinguished panel of physiologists and clinicians gathered, under the auspices of the Ciba Foundation, to summarize and exchange ideas in what continues to be a most fascinating field—neurorespiratory control mechanisms.
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Breathing: Hering-Breuer Centenary Symposium.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-653_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(4):653.
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