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Cirrhosis of the Liver.

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By MALLORY FRANK B.. , M.D. (New Engl. Jr. Med.. , 1932; , ccvi:, 1231.-1239.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(1):147-148. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-1-147
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Among 9346 autopsies performed at the Boston City Hospital during the past 35 years there were found 550 examples of well-marked hepatic cirrhosis, an incidence of 5.88 per cent. These were classified as follows:

It was found that healed acute yellow atrophy and syphilitic cirrhosis may occur at any age, but alcoholic cirrhosis and pigment cirrhosis are practically limited to adult life, and cause death at a late age, indicating that these latter lesions require many years for development. The incidences of ascites, jaundice, esophageal varix, hemorrhage and of various degrees of enlargement of the spleen are given for each


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