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April 6, 1940

Medizinische Praxis: Sammlung für ärztliche Fortbildung

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Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. L. R. Grote, Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik des Rudolf-Hess-Krankenhauses Dresden, Prof. Dr. A. Fromme, Direktor der Chirurgischen Abteilung des Stadtkrankenhauses Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Prof. Dr. K. Warnekros, Direktor der Staatlichen Frauenklinik zu Dresden, und Prof. Dr. F. Lange, Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik des Stadtkrankenhauses Dresden-Friedrichstadt. Band XXVIII: Die Faeces des Menschen: Funktionelle Diagnostik der Darmkrankheiten, Physiologie und Pathophysiologie der Verdauungsvorgänge. Von Professor Dr. med. W. Heupke, Oberarzt der Medizin. Univ. Poliklinik Frankfurt a. M. Paper. Price, 9 marks. Pp. 115, with 59 illustrations. Dresden & Leipzig: Theodor Steinkopff, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(14):1403-1404. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810140103036

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This monograph contains fifty-five black and white illustrations and four colored plates, the former representing organisms found in the feces of human beings and methods of study of them, the latter the appearance of substances observed in stools of individuals suffering from various digestive disturbances. The purpose of the book is said to be a gathering of information for use in actual medical practice. It is emphasized that it is required of a physician that he present the best of his knowledge to the people of his own country. The book has ten chapters. Chapter I concerns itself with a discussion of digestion in various intestinal segments. In chapter II the general character of a stool study is discussed with emphasis on the ova of worms, occult blood and methods of examination. A macroscopic study of stools is detailed in chapter III. Emphasis is laid on weight, mixture, consistency, form

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