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February 1945

BLOOD SUPPLY OF THE NERVES OF THE UPPER LIMB IN MAN

Author Affiliations

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

From the Department of Anatomy and Histology, University of Melbourne.

Arch NeurPsych. 1945;53(2):91-115. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1945.02300020003001
Abstract

Investigations on the blood supply of peripheral nerves by Quénu and Lejars1 (1890, 1892), Bartholdy2 (1897) and Tonkoff3 (1898, 1907), toward the close of the last century, extended the rather limited observations previously made by Haller4 (1756), Isenflamm and Doerffler5 (1768), Bichat6 (1830) and Hyrtl7 (1859,1864) and culminated in the publication of a series of papers which made available a considerable body of accurate information on this subject. It is perhaps unfortunate that these reports appeared at a time when interest in the peripheral nervous system was dominated by the problems of degeneration and regeneration and by the behavior of the apparently more active elements of the nerve in those processes, namely, the axis-cylinder and its myelin and Schwann sheaths. As a result, any possible effect of the blood supply on axonal conduction, degeneration and repair failed to attract attention, though suggestions that

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