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November 6, 1937

Gastroscopy: The Endoscopic Study of Gastric Pathology

JAMA. 1937;109(19):1569-1570. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780450073032

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This new volume in English should be welcomed by those members of the American profession who are interested in gastroscopy. It is not a translation of the author's earlier Lehrbuch und Atlas der Gastroscopie, published in 1923, but is completely new. The book contains twenty-one chapters, the first eight of which are devoted to historical, anatomic, technical and physiologic fundamentals. Chapter 10, on gastritis, is of special interest. The author maintains that 50 per cent of all patients examined are found to have gastritis, and he regards it as the commonest of all gastric lesions. His simple classification of the chronic nonspecific forms of gastritis into superficial, atrophic and hypertrophic commends itself. To this group is added postoperative gastritis. Chapters 14, 18 and 20, on the postoperative stomach, the relationship between gastroscopy and surgery and the relationship between gastroscopy and the x-rays, are of interest to the surgeon and the

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