HORACE T. GARDNER, M.D.; RANDOLPH A. ROVELSTAD; DOUGLAS J. MOORE; FRANKLIN A. STREITFELD; MARJORIE KNOWLTON, B.A.
The relationship of alcoholism to the development of cirrhosis of the liver has been a subject of investigation and controversy for many years.1-8 More recently, the relation of antecedent attacks of acute infectious hepatitis to the later development of cirrhosis and the immediate progression of some cases of chronic hepatitis into cirrhosis has received attention.9, 10, 11 Because of the obscurity of this relationship, and the suspicion that the possible hepatotoxic effect of alcohol might be enhanced in an already damaged liver, and since it has been frequently stated in the literature that alcohol may be a factor in precipitating
GARDNER HT, ROVELSTAD RA, MOORE DJ, STREITFELD FA, KNOWLTON M. HEPATITIS AMONG AMERICAN OCCUPATION TROOPS IN GERMANY: A FOLLOW-UP STUDY WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO INTERIM ALCOHOL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:1009–1019. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-5-1009
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(5):1009-1019.
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