HAROLD C. OCHSNER, M.D.; J. ARNOLD BARGEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The nature and incidence of diverticula of the large intestine have offered a fertile field for study and speculation for several centuries.
Littre, in 1700, mentioned "diverticular hernia" without explaining it. Fischer has said that, although the first description of diverticula of the intestine is usually attributed to Sömmering in his translation into German of Matthew Baillie's "Morbid Anatomy," in 1794, Voigtel cited previous cases which had been recorded by Schröch, Riolan, Günz, Morgagni and Haller.
The subject of diverticula of the intestine was discussed by Cruveilhier in 1849. W. J. Mayo, Wilson, and Giffin, in 1907, were the first
OCHSNER HC, BARGEN JA. DIVERTICULOSIS OF THE LARGE INTESTINE; AN EVALUATION OF HISTORICAL AND PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:282–296. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-282
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):282-296.
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