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Elevated levels of serum amylase and lipase are generally regarded as reliable evidence of pancreatic disease. Recent work, however, has demonstrated that the serum concentration of these enzymes may rise following the administration of opiates in the absence of pancreatic disease. In the course...
The object of this report is to call attention to a case of severe jaundice that resulted from an unusual obstruction of the common bile duct by enlarged portal lymph nodes. Jaundice due to obstruction of the common bile duct by portal lymph nodes has been frequently mentioned but seldom seen....
The treatment of acute frostbite has been advanced greatly by experimental investigations1 on the pathologic physiology of this injury during the last war. This work was stimulated by the frequent occurrence of frostbite in the armed forces2 and the unsatisfactory results of the accepted forms...
Muscle tissue accounts for about 40% of the mass of the body; it is obvious, therefore, that the pattern of metabolism of muscle dominates that of the body as a whole. The characteristic chemical reaction of the muscle —oxidation with the production of heat—is looked on as typical of that of the...
During the past several years there have been an increasing number of reports concerning potassium deficiency in many clinical conditions, including infantile diarrhea,1 alkalosis due to intestinal and pyloric obstruction and vomiting,2 and in many postoperative patients.3 Our studies on...
This book contains considerable material of interest to persons about to retire, but its scope and interest are limited to those able to retire with considerable financial provisions. Although the author denies that one must be provided with an adequate income, all his criteria for successful...
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