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January 28, 1911

Disease of the Pancreas. Its Cause and Nature.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(4):292. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560040060040

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Since the first edition of this book appeared in 1903, extensive studies of the pancreas have cleared up many of the moot questions concerning this important organ. Many points in the histology, and even the anatomy, have been made clearer, and the secretions, both internal and external, are better understood, as well as many of the pathologic conditions which affect this organ, notably hemorrhagic and other forms, of pancreatitis; the formation of cysts; tuberculosis and syphilis; the relation of the pancreas to carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes mellitus, as well as the relation of the hepatic function and the gall-ducts to pancreatic disease. All of this is reflected in this new edition. This greater knowledge has brought the pancreas more within the domain of the surgeon, and the organ is now much more frequently attacked surgically. The author still adheres to his theory that the essential lesions in diabetes mellitus is

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