Correlation of Internodal Length and Fibre Diameter in the Central Nervous System

@article{Hess1949CorrelationOI,
  title={Correlation of Internodal Length and Fibre Diameter in the Central Nervous System},
  author={Arthur Hess and John Z. Young},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1949},
  volume={164},
  pages={490-491}
}
THERE have recently been several reports of the presence of nodes of Ranvier in the central nervous system1,2,3. The demonstration of discontinuities in the myelin of isolated fibres is not sufficient to show that the sheath is interrupted in the living fibres; the myelin is so labile that breaks are frequently found in any preparation. It is characteristic of nodes of Ranvier in the peripheral nervous system that they occur rhythmically, at considerable distances along the fibre, the spacing… CONTINUE READING