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April 1933

LYMPH VESSELS IN RABBIT CARCINOMA: WITH A NOTE ON THE NORMAL LYMPH VESSEL STRUCTURE OF THE TESTIS

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Surgical Hunterian Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins Medical School. Aided by the Garvan Cancer Research Fund.

Arch Surg. 1933;26(4):602-616. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1933.01170040065004
Abstract

In 1908, Evans1 published a short article on the occurrence of newly formed lymphatic vessels in malignant growths. In this paper he stated that important publications and books of reference, such as those of Borst,2 Ribbert, Ziegler, Lubarsch-Ostertag and Thoma, failed to report "any instance in which proper lymphatic vessels were found growing in malignant tissue." In fact, that statement holds good today, because examination of more recently published volumes, such as the exhaustive work of Ewing3 on neoplastic diseases, and of the textbooks of Aschoff,4 Karsner,5 Sternberg6 and Adami,7 has showed that they have nothing to add to the previous works on this subject. The textbook of MacCallum,8 however, is an exception, because here it is stated that as a result of the injection experiments of Evans, it is known that lymphatics are abundantly present in human tumors. This work of

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