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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
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(12):914–917. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030246017
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