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March 24, 1917

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(12):914-917. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030246017
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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1917 

THE TOXEMIA OF INTESTINAL OBSTRUCTION  The nature of the toxemia of intestinal obstruction has been a subject of interest and debate in the past few years. The clinician has the problem presented to him in practice repeatedly in most acute forms; the laboratory worker is perplexed by the apparently irreconcilable conflicts of experience and experiment. The concentration of the energies of a number of capable American investigators on the questions raised is certain to bring clarity into the matter before logn; indeed, the accumulating evidence begins to show that more than one factor undoubtedly is responsible for the death from obstructed intestine. When the great mass of experimental data is once

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