F. M. POTTENGER, M.D.
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My apology for detailing this personal experience is that it has furnished an unusual opportunity to apply the facts of visceral neurology to the study of the various symptoms, particularly the reflexes which may be caused by an inflammatory lesion in the colon and sigmoid. I did not have to take the indefinite answers of patients which often fail to convey the correct impression and which are difficult for the physician to interpret, but, furnished the answers myself, as they were manifested in my own body and perceived by myself.
When I came home from work in the evening of
POTTENGER FM. A Personal Experience with Diverticulitis of the Sigmoid1: (A Study in Visceral Neurology). Ann Intern Med. ;4:1295–1307. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-10-1295
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(10):1295-1307.
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