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September 1927

Traité de physiologic, normale et pathologenique.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(3):398. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130090147014

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This volume on normal and pathologic physiology deals with blood, lymph and immunity. It is a composite effort of eleven authors, with chapters on the morphology of the blood, hemoglobin and its derivatives, respiratory albuminoids of invertebrates, blood plates, bone marrow, blood coagulation, hemorrhage, blood transfusion, the lacunar system (including edema, dehydration, etc.), lymph and lymph products, lymph glands, immunity (this chapter by Bordet) and anaphylaxis. Each chapter has limited references to the literature. The book as a whole is weakened by the absence of an index at the end, so that one has to hunt for the matter through the schematic table of chapters. The chapter by Bordet on immunity is particularly excellent. It seems strange, however, that in such an ambitious monograph on the physiology and pathology of blood and lymph with chapters on hemorrhage and edema, there should not be a chapter on the various types of

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