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October 4, 1930

La rate organe réservoir.

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Par Léon Binet, professeur agrégé de physiologie à la Faculté de médecine de Paris. Paper. Price, 20 francs. Pp. 116, with illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1045. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140067045

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Abstract

This is a concise and scholarly account of knowledge of the contractivity of the spleen. It is now well established that the spleen acts as a considerable reservoir for the blood, that the musculature of the spleen is so arranged that its contraction forces this blood into the general circulation, and that its relaxation withdraws considerable blood from the general circulation. Binet outlines and describes experiments showing the nervous and humoral mechanisms of this motor behavior of the spleen. A useful and reliable monograph.

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