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The small intestine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10828909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Clinical investigation of the small bowel at The Mount Sinai Hospital began with David Adlersberg's arrival in 1931. His research interests were in bile acids, cholesterol, carotene, and vitamin A. In 1952, he was given a Nutrition Laboratory and later, a Nutrition Clinic. His vitamin A tolerance test and interest in malabsorption led him to a comprehensive study of sprue, the separation of the tropical and non-tropical forms, and their different etiologies and treatments. Adlersberg's work was complemented by (a) Marshak and Wolf's radiologic examination of the small bowel (especially in sprue and other malabsorption disorders); (b) Gerson s perfusion experiments; and (c) Friedman, Waye and Wolf's motility studies. Lieber and his colleagues explored the deleterious effects of alcohol on the function and structure of the small intestine. Gerson explored the nutrition of patients with Crohn's disease of the small intestine, especially after extensive resection or bypass leading to ascorbic and folic acid deficiencies and hypergastrinemia.
C D Gerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-07     Completed Date:  2000-07-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-4     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Box 1259, One East 100th Street, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, General / history
Hospitals, Religious / history
Intestinal Absorption / physiology*
Intestinal Diseases / complications,  physiopathology
Intestine, Small* / metabolism,  physiopathology
Judaism / history
Malabsorption Syndromes / etiology,  metabolism,  physiopathology
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Research / history

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