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October 28, 1950

Postgraduate Gastroenterology as Presented in a Course Given under the Sponsorship of the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia December MCMXLVIII

JAMA. 1950;144(9):804. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920090078039

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Abstract

In this excellent volume there are assembled the transactions of a one week course in gastroenterology given at the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, under the sponsorship of the American College of Physicians. The course was given by various members of the faculties of the Graduate School and the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania as well as by guest speakers from other schools. It was not designed to cover the entire field of gastroenterology. As a result, the discussions presented are limited chiefly to recent advances and controversial subjects. As such they afford highly interesting and thought-provoking reading for the internist and specialist in this field. A number of the presentations will hold the interest of the general practitioner and provide him with much helpful and authoritative information. Chief of these topics are pyrosis, management of carcinoma of the stomach, the nutritional status of the

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