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The Management of Some of the More Common Diseases of the Lower Bowel

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The Polyclinic, Memphis, Tenn.

Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(12):1323-1327. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-12-1323
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Diseases of the anus and rectum are the most neglected of all the pathologic conditions affecting the human organism. Just why this is true is difficult to explain. Both women and men have an inherent reluctance in volunteering information concerning abnormal conditionst about the anus. They frequently use the various advertised nostrums to treat themselves, rather than seek medical advice. The medical profession has not considered seriously enough its responsibility in caring for the diseases of the lower bowel. Medical instructors casually mention anorectal diseases and medical journals are conspicuously short of articles bearing on this subject. Physicians often neglect




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