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April 8, 1944

The Dysenteric Disorders: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Dysentery, Sprue, Colitis and Other Diarrhæas in General Practice

JAMA. 1944;124(15):1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850150072040

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Abstract

The second edition of this medical classic contains the many advances in etiology, diagnosis and treatment of the dysenteries and related disorders which have been developed in the years since the first (1939) edition. The introduction of sulfaguanidine in the treatment of bacillary dysentery is recorded. In view of the recent new light on the cause of the sprue syndrome and the relationship of this symptom complex to the steatorrheas and fat absorption a new chapter on pellagra has been inserted, a better understanding of the complexities of this nutritional disorder having shed much light on the group of diseases with which it has much in common. Mechanized warfare has changed the habits of men but it has in no way lessened the horrors of these diseases, which take a heavy toll of men in combat areas. This war will do much to spread these diseases abroad throughout the world;

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