The autonomic nervous system, sympathetic chain and stellate ganglion

  • John Craven
    John Craven FRCS was formerly Consultant Surgeon at York Hospital, York. He is past chairman of the primary examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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      The anatomy of the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems and the distribution of their fibres are described in this article. The clinical effects of blockage by local anaesthetic are listed.


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