ANTHONY BASSLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The importance of the pancreas as an organ in the economy is best expressed in the fact that a continuous loss of pancreatic fluid is fatal and death occurs in a few days after the removal of the gland. Compared to this continued loss of gastric juice, its absence, and even removal of the stomach, or the continuous loss of or blocking of bile, or loss of duodenal secretion, are without lethal effect.
Up to and since the work of Opie (2) but little in the way of investigation has been done in disorders of the pancreas (other than such
BASSLER A. Chronic Pancreatic Disorders, Diabetic and Non-Diabetic*. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:192–202. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-2-2-192
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(2):192-202.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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