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December 20, 1924

Chronic Intestinal Stasis (Arbuthnot Lane's Disease). A Radiological Study.

JAMA. 1924;83(25):2042. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660250080036

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This volume is well written and illustrated. Unfortunately, most physicians do not realize the great importance of chronic intestinal stasis. The author is a radiologist, with a good conception of clinical medicine. He has used all the resources of his specialty in this study. Lane's views are closely quoted and elucidated by fluoroscopic and roentgenographic examination. As stated by the author, so adverse and severe are the changes wrought by stasis that Lane has led us a long way on the road to a correct understanding of the essential unity of disease, and has taught us to regard the organism as a whole. The chapters on the causes of stasis and its clinical manifestations are complete. The usual opaque meal is used for the study, and this is thoroughly carried out. The meal is followed in its normal downward course, and all the patients are given an opaque enema to

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