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IV. BACTERIOPHAGES IN CHRONIC COLITIS OF UNDETERMINED CAUSATION AND IN INTESTINAL FISTULAS

IV. BACTERIOPHAGES IN CHRONIC COLITIS OF UNDETERMINED CAUSATION AND IN INTESTINAL FISTULAS Abstract In an earlier paper we emphasized the need of specific etiologic diagnosis as a prerequisite for the intelligent use of bacteriophages in the treatment of infections. This point of view requires no defense. It is well, however, to recognize that human disease may not infrequently present a problem which defies satisfactory scientific elucidation and that the physician may be required to assume the responsibility for the treatment of a patient whose disorder is only imperfectly understood. We feel that some apology is required as an introduction to the discussion of the application of bacteriophages in the treatment of the often obscure, nonspecific types of chronic inflammation of the large intestine and of fistulous tracts through which are passing the multitudes of intermingled micro-organisms and heterogeneous remnants of food in the human feces. In some instances it may be possible to recognize among the microbes an individual species of outstanding importance References 1. Dr. Warren provided the record of the course of this patient. 2. This note was made by Dr. Warren. It does not check exactly with the record on the chart, but the latter may be erroneous. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

IV. BACTERIOPHAGES IN CHRONIC COLITIS OF UNDETERMINED CAUSATION AND IN INTESTINAL FISTULAS

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1934 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1934.01180050053005
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Abstract

Abstract In an earlier paper we emphasized the need of specific etiologic diagnosis as a prerequisite for the intelligent use of bacteriophages in the treatment of infections. This point of view requires no defense. It is well, however, to recognize that human disease may not infrequently present a problem which defies satisfactory scientific elucidation and that the physician may be required to assume the responsibility for the treatment of a patient whose disorder is only imperfectly understood. We feel that some apology is required as an introduction to the discussion of the application of bacteriophages in the treatment of the often obscure, nonspecific types of chronic inflammation of the large intestine and of fistulous tracts through which are passing the multitudes of intermingled micro-organisms and heterogeneous remnants of food in the human feces. In some instances it may be possible to recognize among the microbes an individual species of outstanding importance References 1. Dr. Warren provided the record of the course of this patient. 2. This note was made by Dr. Warren. It does not check exactly with the record on the chart, but the latter may be erroneous.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1934

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