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This is a new monograph by two prominent French surgeons, who for the past six years have made a clinical study of Meltzer-Lyon duodenal drainage and cholecystography in an effort to determine their clinical applicability in surgery of bile tract disease. Both of these methods give information regarding the physiology of the bile tract. Every surgeon of experience is familiar with that group of cases in which disease of the bile tract unquestionably exists but in which at operation the gallbladder shows no gross pathologic anatomic change. The authors believe that the surgery of the bile tract should be developed not only to correct any pathologic anatomy but, what is more fundamental, to remedy any pathologic physiology that exists. The aim of this volume is to show the clinical value of these functional tests as guides in the treatment of surgery of the bile tract. The authors have carefully studied
Exploration fonctionelle des voies biliares et chirurgie.. JAMA. 1933;101(5):396. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740300064048