HENRY J. TUMEN, A.B., M.D.; GEORGE MORRIS PIERSOL, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The increase in our knowledge of hepatic physiology has led to a multiplicity of tests of liver function. It is now possible to find reports of the most diversified methods for evaluating the condition of this organ. The activities of the liver in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins, its power to excrete bilirubin and various dyes and its ability to store water have all been utilized for this purpose. Although it is realized that the various functions of the liver may be unequally disturbed by disease and that a single functional test may therefore occasionally fail, the necessity
TUMEN HJ, PIERSOL GM. THE VALUE OF ALIMENTARY GALACTOSURIA IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF JAUNDICE*. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:311–329. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-7-3-311
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(3):311-329.
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