Duodenal Catheterization Employing Pituitrin and Olive Oil in the Diagnosis of Gall-Bladder Disease

Molloy, Patrick J (1932) Duodenal Catheterization Employing Pituitrin and Olive Oil in the Diagnosis of Gall-Bladder Disease. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

During a visit in Berlin where some time was spent with Kalk, one was very much impressed by his enthusiasm for hilliary drainage, and, in particular, for the use of pituitary extracts in this test, as an aid to diagnosis in gall-bladder disease. In view of the facts that the whole subject of billiary drainage is comparatively new, that Kals was so enthusiastic regarding his own method, and that, in this country, comparatively little has been done in this connection, it was decided to endeavour to verufy or disprove Kalk's opinion regardeing the value of this test using pituitrin (combined in some cases with olive oil). As Kalk's method is somewhat complicated and not practicable in hospitals in this country, where the house-staffs are not so large and where not so much time can be devoted to the method used by him, his procedure was simplified with a view to rendering it, if found of value, capable of routine application in any patient requiring investigation of the function of the gall-bladder: one must not lose sight of the fact that billiary drainage - as done in the series of cases investigated here - is essentially a test of the capabilities of the gall-bladder.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1932
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1932-79926
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:21
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/79926

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