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July 21, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(3):230-231. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650030054025

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Meeting of the German Pathologic Society  At the nineteenth session of the Deutsche Pathologische Gesellschaft in Göttingen, a few weeks ago, the main topic discussed was the theory of inflammation. According to Professor Lubarsch of Berlin, the notion of inflammation, as viewed from the scientific and practical standpoint, must be retained. It is difficult, in many instances, to distinguish inflammatory processes from other related processes; for example, those of organization or regeneration. When local cellular, and, more particularly, lymphocytic reactions appear solely as a partial manifestation of a general reaction, they do not belong under the head of inflammation. Inflammatory processes are attended by local reactive changes in the vascular system, connective tissues, and parenchyma, and consist of migratory, secretory, absorptive, progressive and regressive processes. The point of attack of the injuries causing the inflammation varies. The nervous system plays no special rôle in the matter of inflammation. The difference

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