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October 4, 1930

Behavior Patterns of the Alimentary Tract.

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By T. Wingate Todd, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.S., Western Reserve University. The Beaumont Foundation Lectures, Series Number 9. Cloth. Price, $1. Pp. 79, with 12 illustrations. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(14):1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720140064032

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This book represents three of the Beaumont Foundation lectures given by Dr. Todd before the Wayne County Medical Society of Detroit. It is a clear description of a study of the behavior of the alimentary canal by the roentgen method under the influence of local, reflex and emotional stimuli, such stimuli as water, milk, acid, alkali, carminatives, and heat and cold directly and indirectly applied. The study was made on more than 400 normal students and the observations were repeated on each student sufficiently often to give confidence in the behavior pattern outlined. It is a scholarly book and will be found of significant value to all workers in the physiology, pathology and therapy of the alimentary canal.

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