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November 5, 1938

Ulcera gástrica y duodenal: Estudio clinico y radiologico. Especialmente de las alteraciones patológicas de la mucosa gastroduodenal. Terapeutica

JAMA. 1938;111(19):1791. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790450073030

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This large volume is another one of the valuable contributions to modern medicine which emanate periodically from the Medical Clinic of the National University at Buenos Aires under the leadership of Professor Castex. After certain general considerations, the author discusses the various theories of the cause of duodenal ulcer and its frequency and predisposition, anatomy, physiology and symptomatology. Some 240 pages are devoted to the radiologic study of gastric and duodenal ulcer. The remainder of the book deals briefly with gastroscopy and at some length with complications of gastroduodenal ulcer, its diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, nonsurgical and surgical. Finally consideration is given to the hygiene of the gastrectomized patient and the diagnosis and management of some of the complications. Perusal of the text does not reveal any innovations; there is a complete and satisfactory discussion of standard medical conceptions and practice in the management. Many of the radiologic illustrations are

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