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Ode to a little bile bag

Surgery to remove the gallbladder is a relatively late intervention.  The first laparotomy was performed in 1807 in Danville, Kentucky, and surgeons like Billroth and Kocher, were removing thyroids and even parts of the esophagus as early as the 1870s; the pricklish gallbladder was not completely excised until 1882. For years previously, the medical and Read more… Ode to a little bile bag originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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