TITLE

The history of cholelithiasis

AUTHOR(S)
Hendry, Angela; O'Leary, J. Patrick
PUB. DATE
August 1998
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Aug1998, Vol. 64 Issue 8, p801
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
923680

 

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