\sˌalve͡ɪtˈɛlə], \sˌalveɪtˈɛlə], \s_ˌa_l_v_eɪ_t_ˈɛ_l_ə]\
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
same etymon, [?] Vena salvatella, is situate on the back of the hand, near is inner margin. It begins on the posterior surface of the fingers and dorsal surface of the hand, by a plexus, formed of a number of radicles, frequently anastomosing with each other; it then ascends to the inner part of the forearm, where it takes the name-posterior cubital. The ancients recommended this vein to be opened in certain diseases, as in melancholic and hypochondriacal affections; and they attributed to such abstraction of blood considerable efficacy in the cure of disease: hence its name.
By Robley Dunglison