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July 29, 1916

Stereoroentgenography of the Alimentary Tract.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(5):388. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590050066029

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Since the introduction of the stereoscopic study of operations by Dr. Howard A. Kelly more than thirty volumes of the series have appeared. The four volumes here discussed are devoted to stereoroentgenographic studies by Dr. James T. Case, whose name has been connected with this work from its inception. The material included in the series is divided into four sections: Two cover the methods of examination, the interpretation of the plates and the diseases of the esophagus, stomach and gallbladder; the other two concern the intestines. About 100 stereoroentgenograms are included in the four volumes. By the stereoscopic method the observer is able to appreciate not only the diagnostic points in the fields shown, but also the space relations of the various organs involved. Particularly interesting are those showing cases of cholelithiasis, carcinoma of the stomach and the gastro-enterostomized stomach. Several pictures are illustrative of normal conditions. The text accompanying

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