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July 29, 1922

La Lithiase Biliaire.

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Par A. Chauffard. Second edition. Paper. Price, 20 francs net. Pp. 247, with illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1922.

JAMA. 1922;79(5):400. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640050062034

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In thirteen chapters, which are really in the form of lectures, Chauffard covers fairly well the subject of gallstones —their pathogenesis, symptoms, complications, diagnosis and treatment. He emphasizes the rôle of cholesterinemia in their production, laying less stress than many on infection. He analyzes minutely the various types of pain caused by the stones dwelling especially on the areas of cutaneous tenderness. He devotes an interesting chapter to the elimination of gallstones by way of the intestine. He gives detailed advice as to treatment, telling which cases he regards as suited for surgery, which for hydrotherapy and which for the more strictly medicinal management. The book is not a complete textbook that one would consult as an encyclopedia of information on all phases of the subject, but it touches on nearly all the essential clinical features of gallstones, is rich in illustrative clinical cases, and is written in a style

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