HOWARD R. HARTMAN, M.D.; ANDREW B. RIVERS, M.D.
Much has been written concerning the influence of the various diseases of the gallbladder on gastric acidity, and it has usually been contended that there is a tendency to lowered acid values in such cases. There are many factors, both physiologic and pathologic, that influence gastric acidity. So true is this that at the Mayo Clinic we have come to regard only the extremes in acid values as significant, and even at these we are inclined to look askance. The physiologic variations may be wide, or certain transient unimportant pathologic processes exert a powerful influence on gastric acidity. Migraine frequently
HARTMAN HR, RIVERS AB. The Effect of Cholecystectomy On Gastric Acidity*. Ann Intern Med. 1928;1:558–562. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-1-8-558
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(8):558-562.
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