J. ARNOLD BARGEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RAYMOND J. JACKMAN, M.D.; JACK G. KERR, M.D.
Two types of colitis in which intestinal ulceration occurs have long been recognized as entities; that is, tuberculous colitis and amebiasis. Until 1924, all other types of colitis were unconditionally assigned to the category of idiopathic or nonspecific colitis. There was a time after this when some felt that all cases denominated "idiopathic" or "nonspecific" were of streptococcal origin. It was thought that when the specific streptococcus was not isolated, the cause lay largely in the shortcomings of bacteriologic technic. As time went on, however, it became increasingly apparent that not all the cases laboring under the undescriptive term "chronic
BARGEN JA, JACKMAN RJ, KERR JG. STUDIES ON THE LIFE HISTORIES OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS (THROMBO-ULCERATIVE COLITIS), WITH SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:339–352. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-3-339
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(3):339-352.
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