Reversible Section of the Brain by a Wall of Cold

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Science  22 Mar 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3560, pp. 1216-1218
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3560.1216


A fork made up of hollow tubing may be chronically implanted in the cat's brain. When cooling fluid is pumped through this fork a reversible plane lesion is formed. This technique permits analysis of functional parts of the nervous system in unanesthetized animals.