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Probably no section of the diseases of the digestive tract is of more importance than the disorders that go under the common designation of constipation, and there seems to be no field of medicine in which superficial views and practices are more common. The author has endeavored to base his advice on the considerations of etiology and a thorough study of the functions involved. The work gives many valuable hints and will repay careful reading.
Studien über Darmtragheit (Stuhlvers'topfung) thre Folgen UND thre Behandlung.. JAMA. 1913;60(11):856. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340110062034