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January 28, 1905

THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF MASSAGE IN ACUTE DISEASES.

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NEW HAVEN, CONN.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(4):270-275. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500310014001b
Abstract

The question of nutrition underlies the activity of every organ and tissue of the body. In general, we may say that nutrition is dependent on circulation, and that this is adouble process, or rather a single nutrient current that becomes divided into two in thecapillary regions. At the point of division it is not only distributed by two entirely distinct sets of tubes, but the rate of flow is widely different, as is the quality of the contained nutrient stream. The blood is ordinarily looked on as the great nutrient tissue of the body. It has its well-defined cells which carry on individual functions of widely different character, according to the nature of the corpuscle, but the intervening plasma, or stroma substance, lying between these cells, is the carrier of most of the nutrition that the various structures of the body need, as it

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