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July 1942

The Lymphatic System, Its Part in Regulating Composition and Volume of Tissue Fluid: The Lane Medical Lectures.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1942;70(1):181. doi:10.1001/archinte.1942.00200190191014

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This group of the Lane Medical Lectures continues the high quality of the former ones. The lectures are divided into five parts, "Physiological Principles Displayed in the Evolution of the Mammalian Circulation," "Establishment and Characteristics of the Capillary Circulation," "Appearance and Elaboration of Lymphatic Vessels," "Blood, Tissue Fluid and Lymph, as Illustrated by Experiments Upon the Heart and Lungs" and "Relations of the Lymphatic System to Practical Problems in Surgery and Medicine."

The material is delightfully presented, with the important data condensed in a few pages. Many contributions of historical significance are included in the discussions. There are many interesting illustrations and a fairly good bibliography. The fifth portion of the lectures is of practical value to all clinicians. The first part of the lectures is of interest to students of circulatory phenomena as well as to clinicians. The reviewer only regrets that he was not present to hear the

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