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October 1929

Le Problème de la sensibilité viscérale et l'anesthésie des splanchnalgies.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(4):622. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140040160014

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In this monograph of eighty pages, the authors begin with an analysis of the earlier theories of visceral sensibility, those of Lenander, Ross and McKenzie, with their various modifications, and discuss their applicability both in the normal and in the pathologic state. The sensitiveness of the viscera and the adequate stimuli required for the production of pain in the parenchyma, the mucosa, the splanchnic musculature, the serous surfaces and the ligaments are carefully and extensively considered in the first chapter. The authors have made an especial study of the effect of subcutaneous anesthesia on visceral pain; the results are described in the second chapter, in which the old as well as more recent theories, those of Edinger and Verger, are reexamined in the light of these observations. The third and final chapter consists of a brief discussion of the possible ways in which the impulses of visceral sensibility may ascend

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