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August 2, 1930

Das Für und Wider der chirurgischen Behandlung des Gallenleidens auf Grund der Erfahrungen an 800 Gallenoperationen.

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Von Professor Dr. Paul Zander, Chirurg des Elisabethenstifts in Darmstadt. Paper. Price, 8.50 marks. Pp. 89, with 8 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(5):365-366. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720050053045

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The author gives a critical and clear analysis of the 800 cases included in this report. All possible pathologic conditions of the gallbladder and biliary system are considered. Many of the patients had involvement of the neighboring organs, ninety-eight having gallbladder and stomach, duodenal or pancreas operations. The monograph further considers the steps in the course of biliary disease in relation to gallbladder involvement, with especial reference to its progressive nature. This interesting and inclusive study is concluded with the statement that the question of medical or surgical treatment of biliary diseases does not permit of a general answer. Each patient is an individual problem and must be so considered, but one should keep in mind the general cause of these infections. However, there is considerable danger in delaying the operation in rapidly progressing forms. The final statement points to the real necessity of the cooperation of the surgeon and

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