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September 22, 1934

Formes chirurgicales de la tuberculose intestinale

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Par L. Bérard, professeur de clinique chirurgicale à la Faculté de médecine de Lyon, et M. Patel, professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Lyon. Paper. Price, 50 francs. Pp. 264, with 69 illustrations. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1933.

JAMA. 1934;103(12):943. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750380063036

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Intestinal tuberculosis is so common, particularly among patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis, that it is fortunate that Bérard and Patel have presented in this volume the results of their wide experience as well as the experience of many other workers. The book is unusually well prepared. It is concise and at the same time contains all the practical value that is known concerning this subject. The book is divided into ten main divisions, in which are discussed etiology and pathogenesis, general anatomy and pathology, tuberculosis of the small intestine, of the cecum, of the appendix and ileocecal region and of the large intestine, intestinal tuberculosis as a complication with pulmonary tuberculosis, methods of diagnosis, treatment with indications and technic, and complications. Under the heading of diagnosis all phases of the examination are discussed, beginning with the search for tubercle bacilli in the fecal material. Here the authors call attention to

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