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Experimental respiratory distress in newborn rabbits

Failure to produce pulmonary hyaline membranes

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Attempts at production of pulmonary hyaline membranes in full term and prematurely born rabbits were unsuccessful; methods included intratracheal injection of human and rabbit liquor amnii, rabbit blood and serum; oxygen poisoning; bilateral cervical vagotomy with and without subsequent oxygen poisoning; hypoxia in the intact amniotic sac during Caesarean section, and hypoxia in utero by means of maternal hypoxia.

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Correspondence to Brian McNicholl or John D. Kennedy.

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McNicholl, B., Kennedy, J.D. Experimental respiratory distress in newborn rabbits. Ir. J. Med. Sc. 41, 195–201 (1966).

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