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December 1940

Die pathologische Histologie der Tränendrüse.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(6):1279. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870060221022

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This short monograph on the histopathology of the tear gland is based on the author's extensive investigations. The upper tear glands obtained at 500 autopsies in addition to biopsy specimens were studied. These findings are compared with those reported in the literature and give a full description of the different phases of the histologic changes in normal and diseased glands.

The division into twenty chapters with some subdivisions does not make for organic coherence but facilitates consultation by the reader. With reference to the histologic changes, the chapter on onkocytes is of interest, although the pathologic significance of these cells is not clear. The description of the development of clusters of lymphocytes in the normal gland, the death of epithelial cells and the process of atrophy will be appreciated by the pathologist who deals principally with biopsy specimens. Emphasis must be placed on the author's opinion that

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