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January 4, 1930

Œsophageal Obstruction: Its Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment. [Based on the Jacksonian Prize Essay of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 1924 (Published by Permission of the Council) and Including a Hunterian Lecture Delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1926.]

JAMA. 1930;94(1):55. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710270057030

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This is well written in good, clear English, for both the student and the practicing physician. The subject is thoroughly handled. As the author states, the diagnosis is not made early enough because insufficient attention is paid to the early symptoms. He advises immediate roentgen examination. The anatomy, physiology and pathology are covered in an exhaustive manner. The treatment is given at length from the dietary, medicinal and instrumental points of view. The various methods of handling esophageal obstruction are given in full detail and with ample illustrations. The book contains a complete bibliography.

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