March 17, 1928

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Stomach with an Introduction to Practical Gastro-Enterology.

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By Martin E. Rehfuss, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Cloth. Price, $12. Pp. 1236, with 519 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(11):878. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690380062033

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To one who has been watching the splendid investigative work of Dr. Rehfuss during the last decade or more, the appearance of a book on diseases of the stomach from his hands cannot come as a surprise. In presenting this book to the profession, however, the author seems to have lost sight of the fact that, while his experimental and investigative work is of great value to the medical student and the investigator, it may become a handicap rather than a help when incorporated in a textbook. Dr. Rehfuss is acquainted with the subject matter under discussion, but the clinical value is lost in a maze of laboratory data. After all, there is still a great question as to the value of intricate methods of gastric analysis in the diagnosis of the majority of gastro-intestinal conditions. Clinical pictures are desired. Many methods described in this volume, such as the technic

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