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April 1935

Progress in Internal Medicine: LIVER AND BILIARY TRACT REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF 1933 AND 1934

Author Affiliations

Associate in Medicine and Associate Attending Physician; Instructor in Medicine and Junior Assistant Physician; Instructor in Surgery and Junior Assistant Surgeon NEW YORK

From the Departments of Medicine and Surgery, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;55(4):681-706. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00160220151010
Abstract

Mann,1 in a review entitled "The Functions of the Gall Bladder," published in 1924 a bibliography of 95 articles. Ivy,2 in a similar review in 1934, published a bibliography of 553 articles, the majority of which represented work done during the intervening decade. The contrast between these two reviews illustrates dramatically both the widespread interest in this field of medicine and the voluminous nature of the resultant literature. This is true not only of the physiology of the gallbladder but of that of the liver and the rest of the biliary tract. Under these conditions it seemed best in reviewing the literature for 1933 and 1934 to outline, so far as possible, the more important trends of investigation by citing significant papers rather than to attempt reference to the entire literature for these years.

PHYSIOLOGY OF THE GALLBLADDER  Ivy,2 in reviewing the physiology of the gallbladder, pointed

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