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THE HUMAN PACEMAKER AND ITS PATHOLOGY
  1. Reginald E. B. Hudson
  1. National Heart Hospital and the Institute of Cardiology

    Abstract

    There is a remarkable remnant of primitive fibres persisting at the sino-auricular junction in all mammalian hearts. These fibres are in close connection with the vagus and sympathetic nerves, and have a special arterial supply; in them the dominating rhythm of the heart is believed to normally arise.

    Keith and Flack, 1907.

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    Footnotes

    • * St. Cyres Lecture, delivered on June 2, 1959, at The Royal Society of Medicine, under the auspices of The National Heart Hospital.

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