Poumons et trachée

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Poumons et trachée

Poumons et trachée

I saw them thus as the result of examining a great many viscera …..The lung vessel divides into two branches which enter the two lobes of the lungs and go to the very bottom of them, and these vessels have joints (cartilaginous rings). The lungs contain very light white mucus or froth like bean curd. The large faces of the two large lobes are directed backwards; the small face is directed to the chest ; above are four peaks (apices), also directed to the chest ; below there is a small piece, also directed to the chest. The outer skin of the lungs has no openings ; there are, therefore, not twenty-four holes for the passage of the air as the ancients say.

[Wang Qingren (1768-1831), Yi Lin Gai Cuo (Correction des erreurs médicales, 1830), traduction John Dudgeon (1893)].