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March 12, 1955

Maladies de l'intestin et du péritoine

JAMA. 1955;157(11):974. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950280098038

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This treatise on diseases of the intestines and peritoneum represents one link in a chain of books that encompass nearly the entire field of medicine. It is bound in loose-leaf binders to permit insertion of annual supplements. This volume has been compiled by three authors. Due to the death of one, another finished the main part of the book dealing with diseases of the intestines, while lesions of the peritoneum have been described by the third writer. To facilitate the successive steps to be taken in arriving at a bedside diagnosis, the cause and characteristic lesions of each disease are not discussed as an entity but in connection with diagnostic methods, such as endoscopy, operative exploration, or biopsy. As the main purpose of the book is to serve as a diagnostic aid, discussion of therapy is confined to generalities. The material is divided into three main parts: the first discusses

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