Wharton's Jelly Considered as a Conducting Path


IN connexion with the interesting discovery by Barcroft et al.1 of the passage of molecules as large as serum albumin along the Wharton's jelly of the umbilical cord of the sheep, I beg to offer the following comments.

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    Barcroft, J., et al., Nature, 154, 667 (1944).

  2. 2

    Heuser, C. H., and Streeter, G. L., Contrib. Embryol. Carneg. Inst. Wash., 29, No. 180, 15 (1941).

  3. 3

    Davies, F., Trans. Roy. Soc. Edin., 61, pt. II, 315 (1944).

  4. 4

    Davies, F., and Harding, H. E., J. Obstet. Gynæcol. Brit. Emp., 51, 225 (1944).

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