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The author has appended a summary of this article in rather quaint English. The title of the summary is "On Tonsils and Adenoids, a Theory of Their Origin, Their Function and Their Pathology, and Their Possible Relation to the Salival and Endocrine Glands." The author is endeavoring to determine the actual significance of the lymphatic ring of Waldeyer. He has studied the comparative anatomy of the gills and their function in fishes, endeavoring to find in evolution more explanation regarding the function of the upper portion of the throat. The author assumes there is a certain excretive function connected with the adenoids. There is also a relation between this function and that of the salivary glands. He considers there is a parallelism between the action of the iodine in the sea water and the iron in the lungs, both acting as catalytic agents. The author compares the different parts of
De mensch en zijn marine verleden: Een theorie over do functie en de pathologie der tonsillen, en tevens een aanwijzing omtrent een mogelijke betrekking daarvan tot de endocrine- en speekselklieren. JAMA. 1932;99(10):855. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740620065041
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