ALBERT M. SNELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
There are many problems in connection with chronic parenchymatous disease of the liver which have never been satisfactorily explained on an anatomic basis alone. For instance, it is difficult to understand why certain individuals with moderate or advanced degrees of nodular cirrhosis have minimal symptoms or none at all; cirrhosis is frequently discovered at operation or necropsy in cases in which there have not been any symptoms of it, and this has given rise to much discussion as to what compensatory processes are involved. While it is true that the liver possesses extraordinary powers of regeneration and a large functional
SNELL AM. THE EFFECTS OF CHRONIC DISEASE OF THE LIVER ON THE COMPOSITION AND PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF BLOOD: CHANGES IN THE SERUM PROTEINS; REDUCTION IN THE OXYGEN SATURATION OF THE ARTERIAL BLOOD1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:690–711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-6-690
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(6):690-711.
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