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December 4, 1937

Physiologie du système lymphatique. "Formation de la lymphe; circulation lymphatique normale et pathologique."

JAMA. 1937;109(23):1933. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780490071038

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This work is at once a textbook on lymphatic physiology and a review of current progress. The authors have given both a simplified discussion and an analysis of the works of a representative group of investigators. The text is simple and concise and easily readable even with an elementary knowledge of French. The first seven chapters deal with the normal physiology and anatomy of the lymphatic system, the composition of lymph and tissue fluid or "le liquide lacunaire," the physical and chemical factors modifying the production, composition and movement of these fluids, and finally the influence of the various classes of lymphagogues. This discussion is carried over into the second part of the book with applications to pathologic disorders, such as regeneration of lymph nodes after extirpation, establishment of collateral circulation after interruption, and finally pressure edema and elephantiasis. Evidence on controversial points is well balanced and impartially presented, although

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