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May 15, 1967

Morphology and Histochemistry of the Vascular Wall

JAMA. 1967;200(7):654. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120200132046

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Abstract

Symposium on Electrical Activity and Innervation of Blood Vessels, edited by W. R. Keatinge (held in Association with the Fourth European Conference on Microcirculation, Cambridge, 1966, Bibliotheca Anatomica, fasc 8), 78 pp, 34 illus, paper, sFr 22, $5, Basel, Switzerland and New York: S. Karger AG, 1967.

A symposium on the normal vascular wall, held in 1965, had the purpose of providing a base line for the study of function and diseases of blood vessels. The various contributors, all European, are known as authorities in their respective fields. Ten papers (six in German, three in French, and one in English) describe features characterizing normal blood vessels, as studied by both light and electron microscopy, as well as the histochemical constitution. Arteries, capillaries, veins, and lymphatics are examined in turn. The effects of varying hydrostatic pressures as well as aging are mentioned, and functional implications discussed. Each account is detailed, thorough, and up to date

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