Clinical and experimental techniques to study the lymphatic system

Marlys H Witte, D. Hanto, C. L. Witte

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Abstract

Since the rediscovery of the lymphatic system in the 17th century, the accumulation of new knowledge has been a slow and often seemingly aimless process. Technical difficulties have been many, demanding experience, skill, imagination and above all, time, patience and love. The array of experimental and clinical techniques now available have finally opened up this new frontier which holds promises of linking the clinician directly with the site of dysfunction. As the great French physiologist Claude Bernard conceptualized 'The living organism does not really exist in the milieu exterieur but in the liquid milieu interieur formed by the circulating organic liquid which surrounds and bathes all the tissue elements. This is the lymph or plasma which is diffused through the tissues and forms the ensemble of the intercellular liquids and is the basis of all local nutrition and the common factor of all elementary exchanges'. This internal environment can now be looked at, sampled, and manipulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-129
Number of pages10
JournalVascular Surgery
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977

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Clinical and experimental techniques to study the lymphatic system. / Witte, Marlys H; Hanto, D.; Witte, C. L.

In: Vascular Surgery, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1977, p. 120-129.

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Witte, MH, Hanto, D & Witte, CL 1977, 'Clinical and experimental techniques to study the lymphatic system', Vascular Surgery, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 120-129.
Witte, Marlys H ; Hanto, D. ; Witte, C. L. / Clinical and experimental techniques to study the lymphatic system. In: Vascular Surgery. 1977 ; Vol. 11, No. 3. pp. 120-129.
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