Nowhere does one appreciate more the inadequacy of our art than when faced with a patient suffering from lymphedema, especially if it is of elephantiasic proportions. No person has done more than John Kinmonth in clarifying the pathology of lymphedema, thus giving a basis for the development of knowledge in this field. Lymphography, the method he developed, has become widely used not only in the study of lymphedema, but even more in the diagnosis of lymphatic malignancy and the evaluation of its treatment. Offshoots of lymphography include the identification of lymph nodes at operation through the injection of dyes, and endolymphatic therapy with radioactive isotopes.
The present book is a more extensive report on his work than Kinmonth has previously published. Chapters on normal lymphographic appearances and on endolymphatic treatment are contributed by N. L. Browse, B. T. Jackson, and J. M. Edwards—the rest are written by Kinmonth himself.