From my published works it may be gathered that I have not been able to find any abdominal organ, innervated only by the vagus or the sympathetic nerves, which is provided with the sense of pain. Sensations of pain within the abdominal cavity are, according to my experience, transmitted only by the phrenic nerve, the lower six intercostal, the lumbar and the sacral nerves.
My former pupil, M. Ramström,1 professor of anatomy at Upsala, has given us the first exact description of the course of these nerves within the diaphragm and the peritoneal lining of the anterior abdominal wall. He has shown that some of the older descriptions of the distribution of these nerves are incorrect. For instance, he has not seen any branches of the phrenic nerve running down from the diaphragm to the anterior abdominal wall, nor has he been able to trace a single branch of
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