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August 1932

Das retikulo-endotheliale System der Schizophrenen: Experimentellklinische Untersuchungen zum Schizophrenieproblem.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(2):478-479. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240020230019

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In adhering to Bumke's contention that both the somatic and the psychic symptoms of dementia praecox give the distinct impression of an organic or toxic disease, Meyer is firmly convinced that the only natural way of promoting progress in psychiatric research lies in following the progress of general medical, physiologic and biologic knowledge. The investigation of psychiatric problems must therefore be intimately connected with the attainments and methods of approach of the biologic sciences. In this respect, Meyer finds it surprising that the reticulo-endothelial system, which in the last ten years has been of general interest in the domain of physiopathology, has so far been totally ignored in the field of psychiatry. This system, as delimited by Aschoff, in the main includes the reticular stroma cells of the spleen and of the lymphatic nodes, the endothelium of the reticular blood and lymph sinuses and the migratory cells of the connective

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