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January 24, 1914

Diseases of the Stomach. Including Dietetic and Medicinal Treatment.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(4):319. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560290069044

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This is an excellent presentation of the subject. The book is not loaded with the extra chapters devoted to anatomy, histology and physiology usually found in such monographs. The author devotes his energy to a discussion of diseases of the stomach and to an account of his own experience in diagnosing and treating them. The detail and thoroughness of the discussion of individual topics is shown by the fact that more than a hundred pages are devoted to a consideration of acute and chronic ulcer and as much more space to malignant and benign tumors or growths in the stomach. Modern methods of diagnosis are described as they are applicable to each disease. Especially helpful are the numerous reproductions of roentgenograms and the discussions of their value in the diagnosis of various diseases of the stomach. This feature is timely and adds greatly to the value of the book, as

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