December 20, 1930

Nervous Indigestion.

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By Walter C. Alvarez, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota (The Mayo Foundation). Cloth. Price, $3.75. Pp. 297. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(25):1935. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720250057031

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This monograph is the outgrowth of the author's contributions to medical periodic literature. It provides not only his own contributions in the field of research but also his clinical study. Indeed, the clinical phase represents at least half of the complete work. Each of the chapters is preceded by quotations from secular literature. Dr. Alvarez considers relationship of emotion to the digestive tract, types of indigestion, hints in regard to the taking of a history, the handling of a patient, the treatment of nervous indigestion, and some practical points about the physiology and innervation of the digestive tract. He concludes his book with a bibliography, and a chapter of suggestions for further reading. As is usual with volumes issuing from the Hoeber press, this book is pleasing from a typographic point of view, the type column makes for easy readability, the type itself is large, the side and center heads

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