HARRY WALD BETTMANN, M.D.
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The literature on chronic appendicitis has continued to grow during the past ten years. It has finally established certain truths. One such truth is that chronic appendicitis is in no way to be confounded with recurrent appendicitis. Recurrent appendicitis at the time it is observed is in reality an attack of acute or subacute appendicits. In general we know that the more nearly the clinical picture resembles an acute attack the more sure the diagnosis and the more certain the curative results of an operation. Per contra, we know that the more chronic the condition, the less typical the picture
BETTMANN HW. Chronic Appendicitis from the Viewpoint of an Internist(Chronic Appendicitis from the Viewpoint of an Internist*). Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:509–517. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-6-509
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(6):509-517.
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