MORRIS SCHWARTZ, M.D.; ALBERT HERMAN, M.D.
Instances in which infections of the gall bladder are complicated by affections of the heart are numerous and most physicians have had more or less experience with the association. It is well known that an existing cardiac affection may be greatly aggravated by a superimposed acute or chronic cholecystitis, and likewise the idea is gaining ground that a chronically diseased gall bladder may act as a focus of infection, initiating baneful changes upon organs and tissues unassociated with the gastrointestinal tract.
Tessier1 in 1879 classified cardiac disturbances depending on gastrohepatic diseases. Gueneau de Mussy2 in 1878 stated that the
SCHWARTZ M, HERMAN A. The Association of Cholecystitis With Cardiac Affections—A Study Based on 109 Cases1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:783–794. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-783
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):783-794.
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