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
GREENE CH, BERCOVITZ Z, HANSSEN EC. Progress in Internal MedicineLIVER AND BILIARY TRACT REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE OF 1933 AND 1934. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;55(4):681–706. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.00160220151010
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