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June 18, 1904

The Lympathics. General Anatomy of the Lymphatics, by G. Delamere. Special Study of the Lympathics in Different Parts of the Body, by P. Poirier, Professeur d'Anatomie a la Faculté de Médecine a Paris, Chirurgien des Hôpitaux, and B. Cunéo, Professeur agrégé a la Faculté de Médecine de Paris. Authorized English Edition by Cecil H. Leaf. M.A., M.B. (Cantab.) F.R.C.S. (Eng.), Assistant Surgeon to the Cancer Hospital. With 117 Illustrations and Diagrams.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(25):1656. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490700056020

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This work is divided into two parts; the first, of 110 pages, treats of the "General Anatomy of the Lymphatic System," and part two, of about 200 pages, is devoted to the "Special Study of the Lymphatics of the Body." In part one, the leucocyte in all its varieties and forms is very extensively and interestingly considered. The structure, the physical, chemical and biologic properties and the evolution (degeneration and death) of the leucocyte are studied in a most entertaining manner. The lymphatic vessels and glands are then described in the same careful way. A thorough knowledge of the location of the lymph glands and of the area tributary to each gland or group of glands is often of the greatest importance, not only to the surgeon in operating, but also to the diagnostician. These points are all well described and clearly illustrated in part two. An extensive and well

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