JAMES T. CASE
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Tuberculosis of the gall-bladder is one of the rarest of pathological findings. The older text-books either make no mention of it at all, or ascribe to it a hypothetical great rarity without any reference to actually observed cases. Although tuberculosis of the liver and of the intrahepatic biliary passages is no great rarity, and although the researches of many writers (Fraenkel and Krause, Joest and Ernshoff, Rabinowitsch, Calmettee and Guerin, etc.) have shown the frequent presence of living tubercle bacilli in the bile of the gall-bladder in cases of tuberculosis, both with and without involvement of the liver, the relative
CASE JT. Tuberculosis of the Gall Bladder*. Ann Intern Med. 1928;1:482–493. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-1-7-482
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(7):482-493.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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