Volume s1-2, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


It is not my purpose on this occasion to deal with filariasis in itself, but mainly with its relation to other lymphatic conditions in tropical countries. There exists, in fact, a close connection, from a pathogenic viewpoint, between the various lymphopathies of warm countries, and it is my deliberate opinion that this has not been given due consideration.

In 1916, I published a work devoted to the peculiar action that the climatic factor performs upon the people living in said countries, and discussed therein other writers' views on the subject (1). I find however, that despite such contributions, certain erroneous concepts are still prevalent among physicians in and out of the tropics, and it is for that reason that I presently wish to insist upon some fundamental ideas on the matter.

It is not my desire now to treat such an important subject fully, since I have done so in the work already mentioned, but simply to confine myself exclusively to two of the different lymphopathic processes I have referred to.


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