The history of cholelithiasis

Hendry, Angela; O'Leary, J. Patrick
August 1998
American Surgeon;Aug1998, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p801
Academic Journal
Presents a historical background to cholelithiasis. Earliest cases of gallstones in Mycenae, Greece; Description of gallstones in humans by Alexander of Tralles; Description of cholecystitis by Gentile da Foligno; Jean Fernel's description of cholelithiasis; First removal of gallstone by Wilhelm Fabry; Other early-period physicians who addressed gallstones.


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