ALBERT M. SNELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Studies on the experimental pathology of the liver have thrown light on many obscure clinical features of portal cirrhosis, and have shown the significance of certain points concerning the genesis and course of the disease which are not generally appreciated. The fact that ascites can be produced only occasionally in animals, and then only with difficulty, and after much injury has been done to the liver, suggests that in man the clinical syndrome of portal cirrhosis with ascites must represent the terminal stage of a longlasting disease. Just as the general well-being of animals which are receiving daily sublethal doses
SNELL AM. Clinical Aspects of Portal Cirrhosis*†. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:338–357. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-3-338
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(3):338-357.
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