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December 1, 1951

Management of Celiac Disease

JAMA. 1951;147(14):1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670310086037

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This monograph on celiac disease is the culmination of 25 years of clinical experience, research investigation, and digest of the medical literature by the senior author, prepared in collaboration with his son. Over half of the book is devoted to presentation of the many conflicting viewpoints advanced in explanation of this poorly understood disease since its first description in modern literature, 63 years ago. The literary review is done in a very orderly fashion and serves to develop a clear-cut picture of the disease and the accumulated scientific facts and opinions relating to it. An extensive bibliography is appended. The authors then give their own experience with 370 cases which were carefully followed, tabulating various effects observed after instituting treatment. The therapy found entirely satisfactory and recommended here is strict dietary control, according to carefully proved regimen over an extended period of time. Finally, the authors discuss their etiologic hypothesis

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