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February 5, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(6):418. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680320054023

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Untoward Effects of Cholecystectomy  In a recent communication presented to the Société belge de chirurgie, Dr. Delrez referred to a number of cases of cholecystectomy that were followed a few months afterward by pain and often icterus. Delrez thinks that such untoward effects are sometimes associated with a true recurrence but more often with disturbances of the hepatic functions, which have their origin in a change of the functions themselves.

Extra-Uterine Pregnancy  Dr. Nisot recently presented before the Société belge de gynécologie a communication on the etiology of extra-uterine pregnancy, taking account particularly of the present frequency of such cases. He contends that any intervention capable of inciting uterine contractions may close the tube more or less completely. Any maneuver that congests the pelvic organs may obstruct the lumen or induce the premature fixation of the ovum. Some women, for economic reasons, regard any increase in the family as a

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