It would certainly be superfluous before a body of representative pathologists to give a review of those publications which from time to time for the last forty years have considered the exact position the endothelial cells should occupy as regards their origin and classification. Indeed, the discussion began somewhat earlier, for Henle in a paper on the distribution of epithelium in the human body, written in 1838, noted certain facts which seemed to him to presage a change of ideas regarding the cells that line serous cavities. Not only has the discussion continued until the present time, but it is by no means ended; its very existence furnishes a good illustration of the unity of the sciences pertaining to medicine, for investigators in single branches are unable to harmonize the results of their own researches with those made in other departments; it is also often apparent that there is not
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