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In an introduction of about ten pages, Dr. Stockton gives his reasons for writing this book. The principles enunciated in this introduction are important and should be carefully read by any one who is interested in the subject. Although an internist of wide and extensive clinical experience, Stockton has for many years given much thought and close study to diseases of the alimentary tract. He approaches the subject of diseases of the stomach not only from a thorough investigation of primary diseases of the stomach, but also from the outside point of view gained by a thorough knowledge of general pathology. He recognizes the existence of many disturbances of the gastro-intestinal tract as due to systemic conditions. His treatment of the subject of functional diseases of the stomach is admirable. Carcinoma of the stomach is viewed broadly and judicially. Ulcer of the stomach, one of the most important subjects related
Diseases of the Stomach and Their Relation to Other Diseases.. JAMA. 1915;LXIV(20):1678. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570460054031