It has been shown by Carlson and Luckhardt (1) in crucial experiments (1 to 2 hours) that destruction of the medulla or section of the vagi in the frog leads immediately to a permanent hypertonus or incomplete tetanus of the lung neuro-muscular mechanism, which makes the lung practically non-functional and useless as a respiratory organ. The present work however, was undertaken with the idea of ascertaining whether this hypertonic condition observed by these authors is permanent or temporary.
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Patterson, T. L.
"The Readjustment of the Peripheral Lung Motor Mechanism after Bilateral Vagotomy,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 28(1), 207-214.
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