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The lymphatic vessels. The thoracic duct occupies the middle of the figure. it lies upon the spinal column, at the sides of which are seen portions of the ribs (1). Labels: a, the receptacle of the chyle; b, the trunk of the thoracic duct, opening at c, into the junction of the left jugular (f) and subclavian (g) veins as they unite into the left innominate vein, which has been cut across to show the thoracic duct running behind it; d, lymphatic glands placed in the lumbar regions; h, the superior vena cava formed by the junction of the right and left innominate veins.


Martin, H. Newell The Human Body: A Text-book of Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1900) 160


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