The results of cytomorphologic observations in 18 patients with Hodgkin’s disease as studied by lymph node puncture showed:

1. The origin of proliferative elements from the reticulum of the lymphatic tissue.

2. The aggressive growth and rapid evolution of a neoplastic nature in some cases of Hodgkin’s disease.

3. The value of lymph node puncture as a diagnostic method and an aid in following the course of the disease.

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