MARTIN E. REHFUSS, M.D.
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The gall bladder must be considered as an integral part of the hepatoenteric system. We must think of the liver as one unit and the intestinal tract as the other unit, the two associated by connecting links which the French call the hepatoenteric circulation. This conception is vitally important, as it emphasizes the complete dependence of one link of the chain on the other portion, the afferent chain connecting the digestive tract to the liver and the biliary tract, the great efferent chain. The liver, like the kidneys, is to a large degree the excretory organ. The biliary tract is
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REHFUSS ME. The Differential Diagnosis of Gall Bladder Disease(The Differential Diagnosis of Gall Bladder Disease*). Ann Intern Med. 1927;1:80–91. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-2-80
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(2):80-91.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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