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April 13, 1935

Physiologie et physiopathologie du système réticulo-endothélial

JAMA. 1935;104(15):1363. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760150075035

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In this monograph the author reviews many of the contributions to the subject of the reticulo-endothelial system, particularly those made between the years 1925 and 1930. The bibliography of 588 papers will be of value to all workers in the field. The book consists of eighteen chapters in which such phases as the morphology of the mesenchymal tissues, achievements of vital staining and the physiologic and pathologic activities of reticulo-endothelial tissues are considered. The presentation is more descriptive than analytic but represents an enormous amount of labor in assembling the more recent evidence concerning the important functions of the active mesenchyme. Particular emphasis is placed on the relationship to immunity, allergy, abnormalities of lipoid metabolism and chemotherapy. The style is simple and direct and the index has been carefully compiled. The monograph is an excellent summary of progress during a five year period of significant activity in the development of

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