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DISEASE OF THE GALLBLADDER IN CHILDREN

ALBERT H. MONTGOMERY, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(2):372-378. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950090110011.
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It is well recognized that there are certain pathologic conditions that affect children with such rarity that their occurrence is regarded as a medical curiosity. Disease of the gallbladder has been placed in this category by most physicians and looked on as an affliction to which children are fortunately immune. The opinion of clinicians has been fostered by the presentation of this subject in most of the textbooks on pediatrics and surgery in children, in which the authors either omit any mention of the gallbladder or merely call attention in a few lines to the rarity of disease of that organ in children. Their attitude is probably due to the small number of cases that have been reported in the literature. Synder,1 in 1925, called attention to the fact that, following the case reported by Gibson in 1722, Kellogg2 in 1923 was able to collect only sixty-four cases,

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