JOHN JOSEPH WEBSTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This paper reports our experience in the treatment of liver disease using a new therapy: extract of adrenal cortex.
We have felt for some time that forced feedings of proteins and carbohydrates with high vitamins as suggested by Patek,1 intravenous human serum albumin,2 and the use of lipotropic compounds were in large part an effort to support the patient until the liver repaired itself. Too often these measures failed. Watson3 has recently emphasized "the difficulties in the prognosis and treatment of hepatic disease, difficulties which are inherent because of the multiplicity of the functions of the liver, the remarkable dissociation
JOHN JOSEPH WEBSTER. ADRENAL CORTEX IN LIVER DISEASE(ADRENAL CORTEX IN LIVER DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:854–864. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-4-854
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(4):854-864.
Adrenal Disorders, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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