HARRY C. SALTZSTEIN, M.D.
More half hours may be spent puzzling over whether to operate for chronic appendicitis or not than over any other major surgical condition. By the time a patient with gallbladder disease consents to operation, the symptoms are usually definite, and in the great majority of cases there have been sharp colics. Those suffering from goiter usually wait until they are nervous and have lost weight before consulting a surgeon. Patients with cancer or with peptic ulcer usually have well defined clinical pictures by the time of operation. On the other hand, the public is so well informed and apprehensive of
SALTZSTEIN HC. Chronic Appendicitis1. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:278–288. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-2-278
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