A defence of the vermiform appendix

Grewal, Rajbir S.
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/20/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 13, p1556
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's insights on the case in defence of the vermiform appendix that can be regarded as innocent until proven guilty by actual evidence of infection and disease and avoided by incidental appendectomy. The author argues that the knowledge of the biological function of the appendix evolved is biologically useful. He also discusses the study from Duke University on exhibit "A" for the defence which suggest that appendix can protects and preserves beneficial bacteria.


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