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This summary of the author's many investigations and experiences on the subject of intestinal obstruction is a small book of definite value. The practical utility of the book will be appreciated by the physician, the surgeon and the researcher. The bibliography contains generous quotations of more than one thousand authors.
Dr. Wangensteen points out the "slender support by recent researches of the toxic theory" and demonstrates with persuasive eloquence the increasing evidence that mechanical factors are essential elements determining the mortality rate.
Therapeusis guided along these lines has reduced the mortality rate and "supports the denial of the fatality resulting
The Therapeutic Problem in Bowel Obstruction.. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:270. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-2-270_1
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