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This book "does not profess to be a complete treatise upon all the disorders of the digestive apparatus, nor to exhaust the subject of diseases of the stomach." It is intended as an elementary manual for students and as such it very fairly meets the indications.
The general nutrition of the body depending, as it does, upon the function of stomach and intestinal digestion, it follows that the pathologic processes of all tissues, are profoundly affected by the manner in which that function is performed. The study of digestion, and its derangements or disturbances, must therefore be of interest to specialists as well as general practitioners desiring to bring their knowledge up to date. Therefore too many fundamental works of this character can not be had, and the book of Dr. Herschell is very welcome. That it has already reached a second edition is a testimonial to the intrinsic merits
Indigestion. An Introduction of the Study of Diseases of the Stomach.. JAMA. 1895;XXV(3):122. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430290040016