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The Medical Treatment of Gall Bladder Disease.

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By REHFUSS MARTIN E.. , M.D., and NELSON GUY M.. , M.D. 465 pages; 15 X 24 cm. W. B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia: . 1935.. Price, $5.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(12):1755. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-9-12-1755_1
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Any comprehensive presentation of the medical treatment of gall bladder disease is timely, for today the results of even expert surgery are often discouraging. Moreover, the mechanism of gall bladder disease is not reversed or changed by surgical treatment; such treatment merely removes the result of a pathological process without affecting its cause. In the light of our present knowledge Rehfuss and Nelson feel that like the diabetic, the chronic biliary sufferer needs an adjustment of his method of living, a recognition of certain dietary procedures, and equally important, a systematic check-up of his condition.

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