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This timely American Lecture Series monograph provides an anatomical orientation of the vagi to cervical, thoracic, and abdominal organs. The author, a neurologist, subsequently attempts to relate vagal function to the physiology of the cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal systems. This effort unfortunately does not materialize into a cohesive discussion of these important relationships, and neither system-oriented researchers nor practitioners will be satisfied with the treatment of the physiologic aspects. For instance, the relationship of the vagi to visceral blood flow, a most important area of recent investigation, is only casually mentioned. The 167 references do not provide adequate material for thorough,
The Vagi in Medicine and Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:425. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-2-425
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(2):425.
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