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September 22, 1917

The Roentgen Diagnosis of Diseases of the Alimentary Canal.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(12):1025-1026. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590390075034

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The authors have selected and arranged in a systematic manner the facts of Roentgen diagnosis which they believe to be worth while, and especially those which they have verified by experience with a large amount of material. Extensive descriptions of apparatus are omitted, but detailed protocols are given of the findings in a considerable number of cases. The authors give freely of their experience, and even record their mistakes because of the lessons they may teach. The unusually large number of cases examined by the authors, their well known ability, and the close cooperation between the various departments of the clinic with which they are connected naturally give their statements weight which they would not have otherwise. For instance: "In the detection of cancer of the stomach, the Roentgen rays take precedence over all other methods.... In the Mayo Clinic, 95 per cent, of gastric cancers have given distinct roentgenologic

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