DAVID H. ROSENBERG, M.D.
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The enigma which may confront the internist in the differential diagnosis between mechanically obstructive and intrahepatic (toxic or infectious) jaundice, occurring particularly in individuals beyond the age of 35, is indeed a familiar though often disconcerting situation. Bauer1 has often emphasized his contention that the galactose tolerance test provides an exact differentiation between these two types of jaundice, for his results were consistently negative in the obstructive form and distinctly positive in the intrahepatic form, unless the latter was of a very mild nature. The observations of other German investigators tended in the main to corroborate these findings. Davies,2 although
ROSENBERG DH. THE GALACTOSE AND UROBILINOGEN TESTS IN THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF OBSTRUCTIVE AND INTRAHEPATIC JAUNDICE1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:60–71. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-60
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):60-71.
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