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October 1938

Experimentelle Untersuchungen über das Blut und die blutbildenden Organe besonders das lymphatische Gewebe des Kaninchens bei wiederholten Aderlässen.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1938;62(4):721-722. doi:10.1001/archinte.1938.00180150177015

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This volume represents an original contribution to the hematologic literature and was "primarily intended to clarify the part played by the lymphatic tissue, and especially the secondary nodules, in lymphocyte production." Rabbits made anemic by repeated bleeding were used as test animals. Many data were obtained, not only on hematologic factors but regarding lymphatic structures as well. Results speak against the secondary nodules as main centers of formation of lymphocytes and for the hypothesis of lymphocytic circulation, with movement from the lymphatic tissue through the blood to the body tissues and back again. While the book seems unduly long for a report of the studies carried out, one must commend the completeness of the data given. Profuse illustration with charts and tables covers all details of the investigation, including the values of statistical analysis. The thoroughness and accuracy of the observations are immediately evident. The volume, however, will interest a

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