Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, October, 2011

Notes from the JMRBR, October 2011

Thomas Bartholin (1616-1680).  Opuscula nova anatomica, de lacteis thoracicis et lymphaticis vasis.  1670.

Bartholin’s classic treatises on the lymphatics are two of the works reprinted in this collection.  Bartholin first reported  his discovery of the thoracic duct in De lacteis thoracicis in homine brutisque in 1652.  Bartholin was the first to recognize the physiological importance of the lymphatic system.