Medicine: Gall Expeller

As important to internal medicine as insulin, declared doctors at Northwestern University medical school last week, is the intestinal secretion just discovered by Professor Andrew Conway Ivy and his physiology research associates there. Ingested fats and meats, plus the gastric juices, make the intestines secrete a something which causes a normal gall bladder to contract and thus empty its contents into the intestinal tract where they are needed to help the body properly assimilate its food. If the gall bladder—a bulbous sack 3 in. long by 1 in. to 1¼ in. in diameter connected with the liver, spleen & pancreas—does not...

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