Progress in any field of medicine is not a uniform process. The introduction of new points of view for the study of the disease process, the developments of new technical methods of examination, or advances in any of the medical sciences may lead to renewed interest, intensive study and rapid progress, at least for a time. The last decade has seen such an interest in the anatomy, physiology, chemistry and pathology of the liver and biliary tract.1
It is desirable at the present time, therefore, critically to review this literature and to point out the application of these newer points of view in improving the therapeutic management of the patient with disease of the liver or biliary tract.
Mann2 has reported, in summarizing both the literature and his own studies, that he has come to consider the gallbladder as a part of a mechanism whereby the secretory activity
TWISS JR, GREENE CH. DIETARY AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF DISEASES OF THE GALLBLADDER: NEWER POINTS OF VIEW. JAMA. 1933;101(24):1841–1847. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740490001001
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