WALTER C. ALVAREZ, M.D.
For years I have been distressed at my inability to label with the usual textbook tags a considerable number of the patients who complain of indigestion or abdominal distress. Some of the fault is doubtless mine but much of it I feel sure is due to the fact that as yet the textbooks have not supplied me with all the tags I need. "Authorities" are notoriously conservative, and particularly so when it comes to the classification and naming of disease. For years the surgeon with his exploring knife has been playing havoc with old ideas; he has shown that cholecystitis
ALVAREZ WC. Gastro-intestinal Troubles That Now Go Undiagnosed1. Ann Intern Med. ;4:39–53. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-1-39
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