Treatment of gall stones

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7012.1091d (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1091
  1. R P Jazrawi,
  2. A G Lim
  1. Registrar in gastroenterology Lecturer in biochemical medicine Division of Biochemical Medicine, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    Non-surgical treatments should not be dismissed

    EDITOR,--In their review on the treatment of gall stones N Tait and J M Little are unnecessarily dismissive of treatments other than surgery.1 They are perhaps being deliberately provocative when suggesting that such treatments are for patients who are dissatisfied with the outcome of alternative (previously defined by the authors as “folk,” herbal, or naturopathic) treatments.

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