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  • Title
    Structure and Functions of the Lungs, by Dr Thomas Williams
  • Reference
    RCS-SCH/22/1/2
  • Level of description
    item
  • Date
    1842
  • Scope and Content
    Complete title - Structure and Functions of the Lungs, from the lowest to the highest of the forms under which they present within the range of the Vertebrate Series. Volume containing Dr Thomas William's essay which won the college Triennial Prize for 1842. Contains a prolegomena, and chapters on the phenomena of the living creation of the lungs and skin, vascular system and blood glands of the air bladder, on the characteristics of pulmonary capillaries in the air bladder, on the epithelium of the pulmonary mucus membrane, on the fibrous structure of the air passages, on the structure of the air bladder in the cod-fish, on the minute structure of the blood-glands on the air bladder of the eel, stages of development in the air bladder, gaseous coulents of the air-bladder, on the mechanical provisions of the airbladder, on the structure of the lungs in the types of reptiles and amphibians, on the structure of the lungs in birds, comparison in the respiration of insects with that of birds, mechanism of respiration in birds, structure of the lungs in cetacae, structure of the lungs in mammalia, critical analysis of the literature of the subject relating to the minute structure of the human lung, the functions of the lung in mammalia, pathological inferences from anatomical investigation. Also includes highly detailed illustrations of lungs and lung structures by S W Leonard. Features his motto "Hours alit artes" ["honour nourishes the arts"].
  • Extent
    1 Volume; 266 pages
  • Language
    English
  • Conditions governing access
    By appointment only. See College website for contact details of the Archives.
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