PHILIP W. BROWN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In fully two-thirds of the cases of chronic diarrhea encountered at The Mayo Clinic there are no definite findings to explain the trouble. These patients usually have drifted from one place to another, have followed dietary fads, and have had the colon flushed. They constitute a puzzling group for both diagnosis and treatment.
There is a so-called harmless type of diarrhea which does not impair the patient's health; this may be present for years and the weight may be normal or even above normal; anemia is not present, and other laboratory studies give negative results. This type may be thought
BROWN PW. DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CERTAIN TYPES OF CHRONIC DIARRHEA1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:93–99. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-93
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):93-99.
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