Unusual Origin of Arteries in the Rabbit


TOWARDS the close of last month Prof. W. N. Parker reported in your columns an abnormality in the veins of the rabbit, and although the same interest does not attach to it, it may be worth while recording an unusual arrangement of the vessels arising from the aortic arch. In the case which has just come under my notice, the two carotids arise together from the arch, at the point usually occupied by the innominate artery, while the right subclavian artery arises beside the left subclavian, which occupies the usual position.

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WHITE, P. Unusual Origin of Arteries in the Rabbit. Nature 47, 365 (1893). https://doi.org/10.1038/047365c0

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