Book Reviews
December 1941

Lymphatics, Lymph and Lymphoid Tissue—Their Physiological and Clinical Significance.

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Harvard University Monograph in Medicine and Public Health, No. 2. By Cecil Kent Drinker and Joseph Mendel Yoffey. Price, $4.00. Pp. 406, with 50 illustrations. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(6):1330-1331. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000180204016

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About eight years ago Drinker served as co-author of a monograph on the lymphatics. This is not a revision of that text. The present volume is a current and comprehensive presentation of the physiologic and clinical significance of the lymphatic system. The chapters on lymphoid tissue were written by the junior author, Yoffey, and the section on electrolytes by A. Baird Hastings. In organization the book is both scholarly and practical, and it should serve as an authoritative source of information on the scientific and practical significance of the anatomic and physiologic aspects of the lymphatic system. The monograph is thoroughly documented; about 43 pages are devoted to the bibliography, and numerous tables and adequate illustrations are also included.

The discussion of the anatomic and physiologic aspects of the lymphatic system is concise but thorough. The permeability of the capillaries and its relation to lymph formation are described and the

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