JULES C. ABELS, M.D.; PAUL E. REKERS, M.D.; GEORGE E. BINKLEY, M.D.; GEORGE T. PACK, M.D.; C. P. RHOADS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In a previous communication1 it was demonstrated that about 85 per cent of patients with cancer of the gastrointestinal tract had abnormally low plasma levels of vitamin A. In the majority of these patients the levels were considered to be due to an inability of the livers of the patients to store the vitamin or to distribute it properly. It thus became desirable to study in greater detail the hepatic function of patients having cancer of the gastrointestinal tract; to correlate, if possible, the existence of hepatic dysfunction with the presence of the cancer; and finally, to note what relation
ABELS JC, REKERS PE, BINKLEY GE, PACK GT, RHOADS CP. METABOLIC STUDIES IN PATIENTS WITH CANCER OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT. II. HEPATIC DYSFUNCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:221–240. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-2-221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(2):221-240.
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