July 1971

The Reticuloendothelial System.

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By AE Stuart. Price, $19.50. Pp 255, with 185 figures, 66 in color. Williams & Wilkins Co, 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 21202, 1970.

Arch Intern Med. 1971;128(1):153. doi:10.1001/archinte.1971.00310190157026

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With the recent developments in immunology, particularly the immunology of tissue transplantation and cellular interaction, there is a real need for a thorough and lucid discussion of the reticuloendothelial system (RES). It is intended to provide basic text for beginners; it is certainly a welcome addition to the medical literature. The nine chapters deal with the anatomy, physiology, and responses to stimulation and depression of the reticuloendothelial system. The two chapters concerning anatomy and responses to stimulation and depression of the RES are particularly well written. The quality of the color plates is excellent. Vital staining technics are used throughout to identify and trace the reticuloendothelial cells to study the functions of the RES in lipid metabolism, experimental infections and immunologic reactions.

The book, however, is written largely from a histologist's point of view. A good part of the text and most of the pictures deal primarily with tissue changes

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