EDDY D. PALMER
It is only natural that the internist should obtain a somewhat different impression of the nature and incidence of illness which follows gastric surgery than does the surgeon. In addition to the difference in the class of patient that is likely to be referred to each specialist, there is a certain amount of disagreement over diagnostic semantics. The internist sometimes finds himself confused by the neatness with which the surgeon is accustomed to categorize postoperative diseases and syndromes, and by his willingness to translate all postoperative problems into terms of specific lesions or of mechanical complications about the anastomosis. The
PALMER ED. DISABILITY FOLLOWING GASTRIC SURGERY FOR BENIGN DISEASE, AS OBSERVED BY THE INTERNIST1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:928–935. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-928
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