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The author of this work on the lymphatics of the human body, Professor Rouvière, has spent seven years in a review of the field. He and a dozen men in his laboratory have checked up the results reported by previous investigators by repeating their injections and observations. They have made more than 2,000 new preparations. The literature has been thoroughly reviewed, and the text that is now appearing is the result of this work. The illustrations, mostly by Moreaux, set forth clearly the facts of greatest importance. A few general principles, stated in the first eight pages, might well have been extended and more explanations from the standpoint of evolution and function given. Among the interesting topics treated are: (1) the frequency of anastomoses across the median line; (2) the rather facile dilatation of lymph vessels behind any obstacle, such as an inflamed gland, and the resulting reversal in the
Anatomie des lymphatiques de l'homme. JAMA. 1932;99(20):1716. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740720070042
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