Microcirculation in Myocardium and Cerebral Cortex

  • Richard J. Bing
  • Bing-Lo Chang
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


The cerebral microcirculation has been studied by a variety of methods. Most of the early findings were based on histological observations. Craigie (1921) studied the vascularity of the cerebral cortex of the rat with microscopic techniques and Florey (1925) stimulated by Sherrington’s observations, used Indian ink injections to outline cerebral microcirculation. Dunning and Wolfe (1937) injected Berlin blue, and by histological observations determined the vascularity of the parietal cortex. Using radiographic as well as tissue transparency, Rowbotham (1967) observed blood supply of the cerebral hemisphere and the white matter. Haswegawa (1967) by metallic impregnation, discovered precapillary thoroughfare channels in the cerebral cortex.


Cerebral Cortex Cerebral Blood Flow Systemic Blood Pressure Capillary Length Circulation Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard J. Bing
    • 1
  • Bing-Lo Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental Cardiology, Huntington Medical Research InstitutesThe Huntington Memorial HospitalPasadenaUSA

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