When an attempt is made to study the subject of status lymphaticus and its relation to the thymus and suprarenal glands, one is confronted by an enormous amount of literature that gives such a diversity of opinion and contradiction of beliefs and experimental facts that the student is left in a state of considerable confusion regarding the subject. However divergent many of these questions appear to be, a real advance in the knowledge of the subject can be gained by a careful perusal of the material available, with a discarding of certain theories that have been proved untenable and certain experimental results that have been disqualified by repetition with a more exacting technic. It is with the hope of advancing somewhat the knowledge of this subject by a correlation of many facts concerning the thymus, the suprarenals and the systemic condition of status lymphaticus that I offer this contribution.
CAMPBELL EH. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STATUS LYMPHATICUS, THE THYMUS AND THE SUPRARENAL GLANDS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1932;15(4):517–529. doi:10.1001/archotol.1932.03570030536002