JULIUS ROSENTHAL, M.D.
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The finding of gall-bladder disease in the course of autopsies on patients of advanced age is more than an occasional occurrence. The figures given by different authors vary. According to Kaufmann,1 gall-stones were found in 10.9 per cent of 10,025 autopsies in Basle, two-thirds of them being women. Mentzner,2 of the Mayo Clinic, found pathological evidence of gall-bladder disease in 62 per cent of the patients over 21 years of age operated upon there, 21.7 per cent of all autopsied adults having gall-stones. Crump,3 on the basis of 1,000 autopsies performed in Vienna on patients, 80 per cent of whom
ROSENTHAL J. GALL-BLADDER DISEASE IN ELDERLY PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:933–939. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-6-933
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(6):933-939.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Geriatric Medicine.
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