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In his monograph, Shlifer reviews the history of the development of the roentgenologic method of study of the contour of the gastroduodenal mucous membrane. This is followed by a comprehensive discussion of the anatomy and the physiology of the gastroduodenal mucosa and the technic of roentgenologic investigation of the normal contour. Special chapters are devoted to the presentation of the value of the method in the diagnosis of gastritis, gastric duodenal ulcer, and cancer of the stomach. Well selected roentgenograms from the author's extensive material (the Ukrainian Roentgenologic-Radiologic Institute) enhance the theoretical discussion. The author stresses the point that the new method is not a supplement to the old method but a part and parcel of the roentgenologic study of stomach and duodenum. The method makes it possible to detect the early functional deviations, thus adding to the number of both direct and indirect roentgenologic signs. The literature on the
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