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July 30, 1938

Les hépatites

JAMA. 1938;111(5):473. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790310095036

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Clinical observations and deductions with pathologic confirmation made over a period of years at the Hôpital Saint-Antoine in Paris form the basis for the multiple isolated and complicated types of hepatitis discussed by Maurice Loeper, professor of clinical medicine of the Faculty of Medicine of Paris. The subject matter proceeding from acute catarrhal jaundice through what the author terms malignant icterogenic hepatitis embraces Weil's disease and hemochromatosis. The complications and sequelae of liver diseases are included. In all items the author considers the various theories pertaining to etiology and mechanism of liver damage or its results and is forthright in his allegiance to certain theses. The cirrhoses are not treated per se but largely with respect to their implication as predisposing factors or results of malignant icterogenic hepatitis. As to the latter, its features are comparable with those of acute yellow atrophy and toxic cirrhosis, but toxins and chemicals are

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