Observations on the movements of the isolated human vermiform appendix

James A. Gunn, R. H. Anglin Whitelocke
1914 British Journal of Surgery  
ONE of the writers has shown that when the heart.1 intestine,z or uterus3 of mammals is kept exsected in unorygenated Locke's solution a t ordinary room temperature, the spontaneous contractions of these organs cease, but that they can still be revived, after many hours, when the organs are subsequently supplied under proper conditions with oxygenated Locke's solution at the temperature of the body. The exsected intestine of the rabbit or cat, for example, can be kept in a condition of
more » ... ndition of suspended activity in this way for a t least twenty-four hours, and yet display normal pendulum movements, and qualitatively normal reactions to drugs, when revived after that time by the provision of oxygen and suitable elevation of temperature?
doi:10.1002/bjs.1800020508 fatcat:3pgjizeouzhrldqfn6rvzugsne