WALLACE M. YATER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LAURENCE S. OTELL, M.D.
Many reports have appeared in medical literature within the last three years concerning results with a newly developed method of visualizing the liver and spleen. Einhorn and Stewart1 were apparently the first to undertake the development of a method of this kind (1927). They made roentgen-ray films of the liver after the oral administration of tetraiodophenolphthalein and diiodoatophan and were able to demonstrate carcinoma and cirrhosis of the liver. The results, however, were not striking.
In 1928 Radt2,3,4,5 in his clinic at the University of Berlin, began work to develop such a method on the basis of the theory that
YATER WM, OTELL LS. THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES OF THE LIVER AND SPLEEN WITH THE AID OF ROENTGENOGRAPHY AFTER THE INTRAVENOUS INJECTION OF THORIUM DIOXIDE SOL (THOROTRAST): EXPERIENCE WITH EIGHTY PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:381–395. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-3-381
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(3):381-395.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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