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This is the fifth of the little volumes in red of the Clio Medica series. Physiology arose relatively late in the evolution of knowledge, since it depends ultimately upon analysis and reasoning, rather than upon observation and classification. Physiological knowledge derived from experiment began with Galen, who carried out vivisections on dogs, monkeys, and pigs, and studied the structure and functions of nearly every organ in the animal body. He discovered that aphonia followed cutting of the recurrent laryngeal nerve and that hemiplegia resulted from unilateral destruction of the brain. His experiments upon the physiology of the spinal cord rank
Clio Medica. Physiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1231_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1231.
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