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1920 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
uninfected and uninflamed bile passages an abnormal concentration and thickening of the bile, such as the gallbladder can effect, must act both to promote the formation of stones and to render obstruction by them more complete. The frequent rapid increase in size of stones partially obstructing the common duct is attrib¬ utable to the concentration of stasis bile by the gall¬ bladder. Absence of the bladder thus averts at least one phase of a possible cholelithiasis.
doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620430038015 fatcat:mtjvzs3kf5dfvpnjlipivdo74u