M. A. BLANKENHORN
Theories in the matter of jaundice and ideas, coming from the laboratory or the bedside, that contemplate the physiology and the pathology of bile pigment as anything other than an affair of the liver have never gone far in useful application. Stoppage of the gall ducts or gross abnormalities of the liver are so commonly the cause of jaundice that the liver and its ducts have always been the principal consideration when jaundice is to be explained.
Virchow's (1) demonstration that a strange pigment which forms about extravasations of blood was identical with the bile pigment gave rise to a
BLANKENHORN MA. The Clinical Significance of Jaundice1. Ann Intern Med. ;1:74–79. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-2-74
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(2):74-79.
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