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February 1918

THE DISTRIBUTION OF BILE IN CERTAIN TYPES OF JAUNDICE

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1918;XXI(2):282-291. doi:10.1001/archinte.1918.00090080109010
Abstract

In a previous publication from this clinic1 it was proposed by me to examine the blood for bile in cases of jaundice, and a scheme devised to make measurements on blood, stool and urine which, when correlated with the color of the skin, might throw some light on the rôle of bile in the various types of jaundice. The work covered by this report is the examination of 395 specimens of blood plasma together with an examination of the urine and skin, and in a lesser number an examination of stool and duodenal contents, according to that scheme. The methods employed are essentially those previously described, but with the following modifications. A tintometer constructed in the laboratory is now used to measure the color of the plasma, and readings can be made more accurately than by our earlier method, by which test tubes were simply held parallel and observed down

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