Dept. of Anatomy
University of Oregon
The purpose of this paper is to give a description of the hepatic circulation and associated blood vessels of a 6 mm. pig embryo. The early work of His and Hochstetter upon the development of the larger veins and ductus venosus opened the way for later investigation in this field. Minot and Lewis devoted their attention to the study of the minute structure of the hepatic and other sinusoids. Thyng has described a pig embryo of 7.8 mm; Piper, Ingalls, Mall and Jordan have each described human embryos of lengths varying from 4 mm. to 7mm., while Schulte, Huntington and McClure have outlined the development of the venous circulation of the cat.
School of Medicine
Thienes, Clinton H., "Hepatic circulation and associated veins in a six millimeter pig embryo" (1923). Scholar Archive. 183.