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July 8, 1905

THE PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF CERTAIN COMMON SYMPTOMS IN THE UPPER ABDOMEN.

Author Affiliations

GALESBURG, ILL.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(2):98-102. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510020020002d
Abstract

The upper and right hand corner of the abdomen is a field of present-day investigation which promises valuable returns for all efforts made to clear up its symptom-atology. It has fallen to the lot of a new candidate for honors in the field of human diagnostic investigation to aid in this beneficent work, viz., the skilled operating surgeon. Surgery to-day, in the hands of the competent surgeon, bids fair to state definitely the reasons for the existence of the symptoms in the upper belly, long recognized by the internist. But neither the internist nor the pathologist, dealing, as they must, with things unseen within the abdomen of the living have even been in a position to point out their true pathology. This surgical investigator of living human pathology, it is hoped, will succeed in doing for us in this region what he has been able to do in the lower

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