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March 1941

SWEAT MECHANISM IN MANSTUDY OF DISTRIBUTION OF SWEAT FIBERS FROM THE SYMPATHETIC GANGLIA, SPINAL ROOTS, SPINAL CORD AND COMMON CAROTID ARTERY

Author Affiliations

IOWA CITY

From the Department of Surgery, Neurosurgical Service, State University of Iowa, College of Medicine.

Arch NeurPsych. 1941;45(3):446-467. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1941.02280150054003
Abstract

This report is based on a study of the distribution of sweat fibers to the skin. Zones of diminished or no sweating were observed after various operations—ganglionectomies, rhizotomies, ligation of the common carotid artery and chordotomies—and after lesions of the spinal cord other than operative. The patients were placed in a heating cabinet, and the starch-iodine method of Minor1 was used as an indicator of sweating.

DISTRIBUTION AND CHARACTER OF ANHIDROSIS AFTER SYMPATHETIC GANGLIONECTOMY  We have studied the thermoregulatory sweating response in patients after removal of the superior cervical ganglion, the inferior cervical and first dorsal ganglia, the inferior cervical and first and second dorsal ganglia, and so on to and including the seventh dorsal ganglion. Also, there were cases in which the response was studied after removal of the first and second lumbar and second, third and fourth lumbar ganglia.Our results were essentially in agreement with those

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