Non-Specific Mesenteric Lymphadenitis.

Robert S. Nelson, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(2):301. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650080143044.
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There is a good deal of information concerning nonspecific mesenteric lymphadenitis in this book, but it is difficult to acquire. This is not so much because of the language, which will often appear somewhat strange to American readers (as an example, "ganglion" is not applied to masses or groups of lymph nodes in this country), but rather to the disorganized and repetitive nature of the material. Statements are made in an isolated fashion, and references (all cited by name in the text and without number in the list of references) often are given out of chronological order. The habit of listing bits of information as single sentences begun with a hyphen, a style employed frequently (pp 63, 80, 106, 119, and many others) gives the impression of transcription of lecture notes rather than an attempt at integrated writing. The information is repeated under different headings, which tends to confuse and


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