absorbent gland

absorbent gland

A primitive term for lymph node, which predated understanding of the lymphoreticular system.
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In 1832, Hodgkin published a paper entitled 'On some morbid appearances of the absorbent glands and spleen' in the Journal of the Medical and Chirurgical Society.
In 1832, an article titled "On some morbid appearances of the absorbent glands and spleen" was published in the journal 'Medico-Chirurgical Transactions'.