Book Reviews
December 1942

The Lymphatic System.

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By Cecil K. Drinker, Professor of Physiology and Dean of the School of Public Health, Harvard University. Price, cloth, $2.25; paper, $1.50. Pp. 101, with 29 illustrations. Stanford University, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(6):1129. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010120169017

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Physicians who have read the recent monograph on the lymphatic system of which Dr. Drinker is co-author may profitably read these five lectures in the same field. This series of lectures is not merely an epitomized presentation of material which is found in the monograph but represents a conscientious effort to present a provocative and well documented account of the lymphatic system and its part in regulating the composition and volume of fluid in the tissues. The author's style is particularly engaging, and the material is presented in the usual lucid and scholarly manner of Dr. Drinker. The first two lectures are concerned with the evolution of the mammalian circulation and the physiologic principles exhibited in this process and the establishment and characteristics of the capillary circulation. These lectures are well illustrated and comprehensively presented. The functional aspect of this subject is stressed rather than the pure anatomic detail. The

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