WILLIAM JOHNSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.; B. E. MALSTROM, M.D.; BRUNO W. VOLK, M.D.
For the purpose of correlating the clinical manifestations and morphologic changes in gall-bladder disease, we studied the case histories of 100 patients who had been operated upon during the last 10 years.
There were 81 women and 19 men. The average age was 46.4 years. Three patients were over 70 and the youngest was a girl of 15. Table 1 shows the incidence according to age.
In 71 patients calculi were present, and in 29 the disease was non-calculous in type. Eighty-six patients were admitted during a more or less quiescent interval. Fourteen showed acute symptoms at the time of
JOHNSON W, MALSTROM BE, VOLK BW. A CLINICO-PATHOLOGIC STUDY OF 100 CASES OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC GALL-BLADDER DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:431–439. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-3-431
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(3):431-439.
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