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JAMA. 1904;XLIII(21):1529-1531. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500210001d.
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Under the title of "Das Netz als Schutzorgan," E. de Renzi and G. Boeri1 of the first medical clinic of the University of Naples, publish the results of experimental researches. Like von Becklinghausen, Bizzozzero and others, they have demonstrated a striking similarity in contrasting the function of the omentum with the lymph system, in its activity in the absorption of substances from the peritoneal cavity.

The attraction of the omentum to the site of injury, foreign body or inflammation, in its endeavor to protect the abdominal cavity, is well known. Experimentally, by these men, it is shown that in young animals, after the removal of the omentum, there is retardation in general development, and in adults their susceptibility to abdominal infection is markedly increased after the removal of the omentum. After the circulation in certain viscera, notably the spleen, has been impaired by the ligation of the afferent or efferent


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