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January 13, 1940

Proctology for the General Practitioner

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By Frederick C. Smith, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.P.S., Proctologist to St. Luke's and Children's Hospital, Philadelphia. Cloth. Price, $4.50. Pp. 386, with 145 illustrations. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(2):186. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810020090039

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The information contained in this volume is that which usually is included in recent books on diseases of the anus, rectum and colon. The author has compiled his material according to a scheme which is customary in similar volumes. The general introductory chapters are on symptomatology, anatomic subjects, examination and diagnosis, preoperative and postoperative treatment and anesthesia. Chapters on diseases of the anus and rectum follow, and the book closes with a chapter on therapeutic suggestions.

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