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Among the intrinsic pathological constitutions there is none possessed of more definite anatomical stigmata than those of status thymicolymphaticus. From medical antiquity the conception of lymphatism, or status lymphaticus, as a morphological-physiological type possessed of certain definite attributes, chiefly exudative, has been generally accepted. The frequent, almost constant, participation of the thymus in the morphological complex of this constitution has led to its more precise designation. The external bodily configuration found in status thymico-lymphaticus is far from constant. In childhood, those belonging to this constitution usually appear well nourished; the skin is soft and fine in texture, but pale, and
STATUS THYMICO-LYMPHATICUS. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1472–1474. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1472
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1472-1474.
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