The development of lymphatic glands

G. Lovell Gulland
1894 The Journal of Pathology and Bacteriology  
Assistant Physician to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. From the Laboratory of the Royal CoLlege of Physicians, Edinburgh. (PLATES XXXII. AND XXXIII.) THE structure and functions of lymphatic glands in adult animals have been minutely and exhaustively examined, so that there is apparently but little more to be ascertained about them, but, curiously enough, the development of these organs has received but scant attention. In the ordinary British and foreign text-books no mention of the subject is
more » ... n of the subject is made, even in the most recent editions, and there are very few original papers which deal with the matter in anything like a satisfactory manner. I entered upon this research partly with the view of completing observations on the development of adenoid tissue which I had already made, partly because of the immense importance which the lymphatic system has assumed in modern pathology, and because it seemed desirable to examine the stages through which the lymphatic, glands passed in fetal life, and to ascertain how they became fitted for the protective rSle which they assume in the adult.
doi:10.1002/path.1700020404 fatcat:66rxgcpdivaqzksljfawpqpmki