HENRY M. RAY, M.D.
There is no generally accepted definition of "Status Lymphaticus." This condition clinically is at least in part related to certain constitutional defects variously designated under the terms: laryngismus, asthma thymicum, constitutio lymphaticus, status thymicolymphaticus and others. All of these conditions described at different times by different observers, represent in all likelihood different manifestations and degrees of the same constitutional defect which was first mentioned more than 300 years ago by Felix Plater, who in 1614, reported the sudden death with no apparent cause of a five month's old boy whose most prominent pathologic finding at autopsy was the enlarged thymus.
RAY HM. Status Lymphaticus. Ann Intern Med. ;2:941–947. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-9-941
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(9):941-947.
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